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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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This was first book I read that was about erotica. And delivers, almost, more than what it promises.

Blue: Stories for Adults

Liked the diversity of relationships it chooses to explore through this genre. We have published many debut authors, who have written wonderful creative novels and I look forward to publishing many more.

Lah1ru rated it it was ok Nov 22, An excellent exposition of the inner workings of the human mind. There is Tariq Solomon’s ‘Bus Stop’ that tells the story of teenage husssin love, the uncertainty, the fear of rejection and the eventual sexual discovery of the self ameeena the other. Assembly Election Results She is currently at work on her second novel. Well, Sri Lank is exotic to me. This site uses cookies.

There were two writers who contributed two stories each.


‘Blue’, an honest attempt at chronicling love, lust – News18

Good effort since it’s the first of it’s kind published in Sri Lanka, but nothing major. Urmila Singh rated it did not like it Apr 10, Each year brings us promising new writers. Vogue is the fashion mag, Golf GTi is the mode of transportation. Samodh rated it did not lbue it Nov 01, The other tales were hit and miss, some bittersweet, some kinky, all teething.

This site uses cookies. Of the sixteen tales here, the two strongest were by Ameena Hussein and Shehan Karunatilaka. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Most stories bring with their class-limitedness a sense of the coy and the shy. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

But my takeaway from this collection is definitely ‘Undercover’ Ameena Hussein. The protagonist jokes around with his colleagues at a bar, sex-texts some teen who is more experienced that him and proceeds to dump him, and after several drinks stumbles into a prostitute on the way home when he normally avoids such sordid encounters. I now also have this amusing image of various bodice rippers being bandied around at your girls school like contraband.

Dev Gupta rated it it was ok Oct 05, This is a commercial-driven venture, for the underlying understanding is that voyeurism has market mileage. Artika has published My Little Sikh Handbook and is currently qmeena on her second children’s book, with Sikhism as its central theme.


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Raj rated it liked it Sep 12, Though not xmeena stories weren’t great and poetry was simply passable. Anything new in the adult genre coming out soon? You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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

The first problem I have with Blue blus that the publisher has selected a theme — adult stuff — and sets out an advertisement calling in for contributions. Blue – meant for adults.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The poems in particular were simply not up to snuff. Apr 08, Nilu rated it it was ok. Shehan Karunatilaka’s story and Coomerene’s poems are memorable. It wasn’t awkward to read any one of them, thankfully.

Hemal rated it really liked it Sep 21,