Diaspora, Dislocation and Dilemma in Roma Tearne’s Bone China
Roma Tearne is a Sri Lankan born novelist. There is a strong interrelatedness for Tearne between the themes of loss, longing and memory. Tearne’s novel is a family saga which covers the four generations of a Tamil de-Silva family. The novel gyrates around the war torn Sri Lanka and England. They are the displaced, powerless and the alienated others in the imaginary homeland. Tearne in her novels has characterized the second generation as going in search for their roots to their homeland as one’s roots are always the solution for one’s identity.
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