Saraid de Silva

Weatherglass Books

Paperback with french folds


ISBN: 9781739260149


Publication date: 18 April 2024

Rights: UK & Commonwealth



Three Generations. Three Continents. Three Sexualities

1951, Singapore. Ten-year-old Josephina kills her abuser.

This trauma becomes the defining moment in the lives of Josephina, her daughter Sithara, and her granddaughter Annie.

The effects cascade through generations as Annie sets out across the world to discover what happened to fracture her family.

Set in Sri Lanka, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and London, AMMA is a novel about family, displacement, secrets, and how the past lives with us forever. 

Written in sensuous, vivid prose, Amma is a story of the rich history and unknown future of the Sri Lankan diaspora –  and of one family desperately trying to find peace.