Date: Thursday, January 12 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hall de Galle, Galle Fort.
No one sees the world quite like John Gimlette.
As The New York Times once noted, “he writes with enormous wit, indignation, and a heightened sense of the absurd.” In this wonderful audio visual talk, Gimlette will bring to life his travels in Sri Lanka.
His unique, often comic, vision delivers an astonishing, multifaceted portrait of the island today in all its cultural variety. It is a journey of friendships and remarkable encounters with farmers, war heroes, ancient tribesmen, world-class cricketers, terrorists, a former president, old planters and survivors of great massacres—not to mention elephants, crocodiles, snakes, storks, and the greatest concentration of leopards on Earth. See Sri Lanka in a fresh way!
“He brings the open mind, the erudition and the eye for telling detail … no rogue is denied a fair hearing; no hint of the absurd escapes his attention and no metaphor misfires … Admirable in its candour … Elephant Complex has a sting in its tail.” – Times Literary Supplement.
Participant Bio: John Gimlette
John Gimlette’s travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airline.