April 30, 2020

Blue edited by Ameena Hussein is probably the first collection of erotica published in Sri Lanka so naturally I was a little curious as to what kind. Blue by Ameena Hussein, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Ameena Hussein, one of the well known names in the Sri Lankan Literary TGBC: You are credited with bringing out Blue- Sri Lanka’s first.

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Except for a few stories that are interesting, it is not good. The fact that a majority of Sri Lankans will choose to shy away from this true world of ours is not unusual in amfena culture thats polka dotted with denial.

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Contemporary love and longing, with generous overdoses of lust and all the flaws of attraction, is what ‘Blue’s based on. There are stories about straight love, getting laid, gay love and lesbians in love.

Tariq Solomons and Sam Perera – both stories contrary in outlook, one is about a straight couple and other about a gay couple.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Yet I liked it, since stories were a breeze to read and some of them did rise to occasion.

She divides her time between Colombo and her country home where she grows trees to offset the environmental pollution in printing books. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I think Undercover too deserves a mention. Want to Read saving…. Hyssein guilt at infidelity is replaced by self-knowledge and later sexual assertion in the bedroom. It came tied up in string which I thought was a clever marketing trick. In our list we have writers like Nayomi Munaweera, Prashani Rambukwella, who have gone onto make a mark by winning prizes.


Whether she is married. The protagonist jokes around with his colleagues at a bar, sex-texts some teen who is more experienced that him huseein proceeds to dump him, and after several drinks stumbles into a prostitute blye the way home when he normally avoids such sordid encounters. What struck out the most was the inculcation of lesbian and gay themes and the issue of rape in one of the short stories.

You are commenting using your WordPress. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited to see Shehan Karunatilaka’s name figure here too. Apr 08, Nilu rated it it was ok.

‘Blue’, an honest attempt at chronicling love, lust

She is providing a service and you are relieving an urge. You see him slowly unravel as all his swagger diminishes and finally we see him for what he is. Her short stories have been published online and she is also working on her own novel. Kudos for the mere effort of publishing an erotica in Sri Lanka.

We are broadening our genres as well, going into fantasy, illustrated books, coffee table books etc. Just a moment while we sign amena in to your Goodreads account.

Shehan Karunatilaka’s ‘Veysee’ is the sexual adventure, escapade s rather, of a man who is hit by mid-life crisis when he is all of I know there is another book in market on the subject called Electric Feather from same publications.


I will come to that later. Good attempt, but could’ve done with a better collection.

Blue : The Tranquebar Press Book of Erotic Stories from Sri Lanka

In fact it was a tale of awakening of sorts and I liked it. Stories for Adults by Ameena Hussein Editor.

Refresh and try again. I now also have this amusing image of various bodice rippers being bandied around at your girls school like contraband. This is a commercial-driven venture, for the underlying understanding is that voyeurism has market mileage.

She is currently at work on her second novel. The tensions are spatially urban and relevant to the post-IT generations whose hormones are generated alongside the technology.

But my takeaway from this collection is definitely aameena Ameena Hussein. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sri Lanka’s first collection of sixteen scorching stories that evoke a world of heady sensuality and offer a veritable smorgasboard of spicy fantasies.

There is Tariq Solomon’s ‘Bus Stop’ that tells the story of teenage romantic love, the uncertainty, the fear of rejection and the eventual sexual discovery of the self and the other.