Tag: racial tension

Roma Tearne’s — Mosquito

Roma Tearne’s — Mosquito

When Theo returns to Sri Lanka from London to write his novel he is distracted by Nulani who draws him out of his beach side home. After Mrs Mendis reminds him of earlier racial riots when her husband was drenched in petrol and set alight, Theo cannot shut out the rising racial tension outside his door, nor his love for Nulani.

Can their love survive when Theo’s Sinhalese ethnic group is rioting against Nulani’s Tamil minority?

Melinda Haynes’ — Mother of Pearl *****

Melinda Haynes’ — Mother of Pearl *****

Evan grew up an orphan in a small Mississippi town. When black Evan meets white Valuable, the daughter of the town whore who doesn’t know who her father is, their lives change. Both want a family, something neither of them have, but can this racial combination survive in the 1950’s south?