Synopsis Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali. Madol Doova [Martin Wickramasinghe, Ashley Halpe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Madol Doova is a children’s novel and. But I like “Madol Duwa” by Martin Wicramasinghe. The main characters of the book are Upali Giniwell and Jinna. Upali is an intelligent boy.

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View all 3 comments. Want to Read saving…. A compilation of Sri Lankan literature Cinderzenablogs. Meanwhile, another man named Punchi Mahattaya arrives on the island and later helps them with their work.

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I read the original when I was around 14 and didn’t see things I see now re-reading it. Upali’s devoted friend and helper, Jinna, is an enthusiastic and courageous boy and Upali admits that he could not have managed without Jinna. The name of the story, “Madol Doova”, means “island of mangroves” in the Sinhala language.

It is presented as a narrative by Upali Giniwella, and views the adults’ treatment of the children and the inability to understand them, in a sarcastic and humorous way.

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Halpe’s translation, it’s really good so you won’t regret reading it. The book is a page turner for the young adolescents.

A story of adventure by two young boys in Sri Lanka. Can be the best young adult fiction written in Sinhalese. Martin Wickramasinghe is very famous writer was Sri Lanka. Was cool to read, cause I’ve been to Mxdol Lanka for a while I got some of the cultural references!

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Feb 22, Raisa rated it really liked it Shelves: His movie Wekande Walauwa, starring Ravindra Randeniya and Malini Fonseka, was Sri Lankas first ever submission for the Academy Awards, peiriss films often deal with Sri Lankan family life in rural settings and conflicted characters.

In Peiris travelled to England on his mothers advice to join his brother Ivan Peries who madool there on an art scholarship, moreas suggested writing a column from the country to be published in the Times which doova Letter on the Arts from England.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Madll me of new comments via email. A Buddhist statue in the ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa12th century. Halpe’s translation, it’s really good so you won’t regret reading it.

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Examples include many novels, and newer editions or reprintings of older books, first editions of many modern books, especially genre fiction, are issued in paperback. Although some have claimed that maybe the message is not so educational, most critiques have agreed that the book sets a wonderful example of courage and teaches children of the importance of the becoming process.

They finally try to live on the small island covered by forests and which is supposed to be haunted.

This is simply magnificient. Madol Doova Paperback First published inthis is the story of a seriously naughty Sri Lankan lad.


Madol Doova The Novel of Martin Wickramasinghe’s English Translation.

Feb 17, Novwl rated it really liked it Shelves: The two boys get into a lot of mischief in the village with their boy gang, and is severely punished by Upali’s father as a result.

But the story gets spread in the village is that the girl was kidnapped with the support of an adult man and was raped by him. I read this before my grade 5 scholarship examination.

Breaking into houses with his gang, dressing up as ‘Veddahs’ Sri Lankan aboriginal people and shooting at folk with a bow and arrow and scrumpi “I didn’t like studying and going to school. Sahani rated it it was amazing Oct 06, noveel He was a small boy. Want to Read saving….

Jinna is very kind. He had lost his mother at a young age about 7 years old, and is doofa the care of a stepmother. Oct 17, Dushani Radika rated it it was amazing.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I found it so innocent mavol both its style and plot, it has been like breathing fresh air.