Vyshnavee Wijekumar

is an arts worker and culture critic.

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Culture November 26, 2022

Song of the Sun God

Sri Lanka’s complex story has been told by people as various as rapper and singer M. I. A., playwright S. Shakthidharan and authors Niromi de Soyza, Anuk Arudpragasam and Shehan Karunatilaka. All extrapolate personal and political histories to portray …

Culture September 24, 2022

Desi Girl: On feminism, race, faith and belonging

Sarah Malik’s Desi Girl could have been ripped from the pages of my own life. Her story is almost parallel to mine, growing up in Western Sydney, attending an academically focused selective high school. Cultural consumption of such fare as …

Culture July 09, 2022

Writer, theatre-maker and comedian Vidya Rajan

Vidya Rajan’s gift for absurdist comedy has led to a career spanning everything from avant-garde internet performance to mainstream theatre.

News September 04, 2021

Family ties crucial to coping with the pandemic

In Western Sydney, multigenerational families living in migrant households are finding new ways to confront the pandemic.