The Sara Saga
This is the eventful autobiography of a truly great Asian, who is not much known about. Born in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, he became a fearless editor of the Straits Echo, Penang's leading English language newspaper for most of the last century, led the citizens' committee that grudgingly handed over Penang to the Japanese and then went back to Sri Lanka to become a leading diplomat at the time of the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement. This edition has been corrected revised and expanded by the team at the Areca Press supported by Sara's family. The book's 312 pages include 58 black and white photographs and the Contents include I Early Days, II At Oxford, III London Interlude, IV "The Old Lady of Baillie Street", V Progress in Penang, Penang Personalities, VII War Breaks Out , VIII In Japanese Prison, IX Under Japanese Rule, X The Liberation, XI As Ceylon Commissioner, XII The Midnight Sun, XIII The Bandung Story, XIV Malayan Independence, XV Singapore's Troubles, XVI Ceylon's Full Cycle, XVII Three Score Years and Ten and Forewords by Malcolm MacDonald and Sara's two sons.
Weight 0.7 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Areca Books, George Town, Penang, 2010. ISBN: 9789675719035
Condition: New Hardcover. Expanded revised edition