About this book
Drawing on a variety of expressive forms and acts - the movements of refugee boats, the poetics of hip-hop, narratives of atrocity and survival - this book develops the concept of 'survival media' though the stories and mobilities of the thirty-year war in Sri Lanka. Moving between the hip-hop of M.I.A. and Human Rights reports, satellite maps and survivor testimonies, it shows how this war in a small country is also enmeshed with critical global issues such as the effects of the war on terror, the formations of diasporic identities and the hardening politics of borders.
Refugees atrocity cultural politics Sri Lanka war diaspora identities drama Narrative nationalism poetics politics