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Stories Of Another Civil War

Workman Publishing

American readers have long devoured stories and books about our Civil War. 

Maybe it seems safe, because it was so long ago. 

But our planet is no stranger to civil conflicts, including the long battle between Tamil and Sinhalese factions in Sri Lanka; it only ended five years ago.

Joanna Luloff spent several years in Sri Lanka as a Peace Corps volunteer; her fictionalized accounts of events and people there is contained in her book The Beach at Galle Road

Joanna Luloff visits our studio to talk about her work.    

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.