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Neluka Silva University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Neluka Silva is Head, Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, UK, and holds an Advanced Diploma in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has written articles for local and international journals on the issues of gender, identity, nationalism and peace in cultural production. Her previous books are Across Cultures: Issues of Identity in Contemporary British and Sri Lankan Writing (coedited); Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones (coedited); and The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka (edited).