This book is a time capsule. About racism and roots and the transformation both me and Norway have gone through over the last decades. From 9/11 to the right-wing terrorism of Anders Breivik at Utøya in 2011, to the killing of George Floyd. It’s also a story about forbidden love, friendship and hope. Do whatever you want with it. The rest is up to you.
'In a genuine, funny and thought-provoking story about his family’s life, Shanmugaratnam connects his own multicultural experiences in Sri Lanka, Japan and Norway to overreaching world events. (...) Shanmugaratnam reveals that being “the other” is always a product of the broader surroundings.'
'A short masterpiece on racism.'