Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.64-65 (Download PDF)

Andi Schubert’s review of Silgath Billo focuses on the play’s discussion of the role of complicity in shaping responses to hardline nationalist movements such as Sinha Le that have gained ground recently. By doing so, Schubert locates the play within broader discussions on how to combat the spread of hardline hate-speech in the country.

The Fantasy of Our Detachment: Racism and Complicity in Vijith Nuwan’s Silgath Billo - Andi Schubert by Social Scientists' Association on Scribd

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