Dec 30, 2011

“I believe that writers, and not politicians, can bring about ethnic reconciliation and lasting peace in Sri Lanka”


These are the words of Abdul Karim Razak, better known as Memon Kavi. He is a man of Muslim Pakstani descent who is making his mark as a Tamil poet and writer.  In fact, he is the only Tamil litterateur in the world who is from the Memon community.

In spite of the potential difficuties of being an “outsider” to the Tamil literary community, Memon Kavi has earned great respect, praise, and even awards for his work.

You can read more about Memon Kavi in this article from


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