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Weatherglass Books
4 April 2024
ISBN: 9781739260149
320 pages

From the publisher

“Annie Ano Fernando doesn’t care much for men”

And so begins a novel exploring trauma, displacement, queerness over three generations and three continents of the Sri Lankan diaspora.


1951, Singapore. Ten-year-old Josephina kills her abuser.

This event becomes the defining moment in the lives of Josephina, her daughter Sithara, and her granddaughter Annie.

The effects cascade through generations as Annie sets out across the world to discover what happened to fracture her family.

Set in Sri Lanka, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and London, Amma is a novel about how the past lives with us forever, and wherever we are.

Written in sensuous, vivid prose, Amma is a story of the rich history and unknown future of the Sri Lankan diaspora -  and of one family desperately trying to find peace.