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  • Summary

  • Nazeem Hussain is a grown man whose Mum won't let him go to Sri Lanka. At least, not without her by his side. But he's just had a kid, and he's started thinking ahead to the questions his son might ask him one day, like, 'why are we brown?'

    So Naz flies to Sri Lanka with the echoes of his Mum's protests in his ears.

    Naz tours Sri Lanka at a pivotal time for the country, politically and culturally. A new government is elected while Naz is in the air, so he lands in a strange atmosphere of confusion and change. Under this government's previous reign, disappearances of minorities were rife, and as a minority Muslim in this country, Naz's Mum has good reason to be scared of what's coming for him. And in the face of a mountain climb, a battle with a lethal martial arts guru, the forces of black and white magic and a deathly curse, Naz should really be scared too.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Caution

    Aug 23 2020

    Spurred on by the arrival of his infant son, comedian Nazeem Hussain visits his ancestral home of Sri Lanka to find his origin story. There's just one hitch: Nazeem's mum has forbidden him from going to Sri Lanka, believing that if he travels alone in the country he’ll be kidnapped, or worse.

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    28 mins
  • Ep. 2: Tourist

    Aug 23 2020

    Starting with a private gentlemen's club, Naz quickly discovers a discomfiting element Sri Lanka has in common with Australia: colonialism. Naz then decides to explore the colonial side of Sri Lanka, traveling to the tea fields and beyond to bear witness to the strange colonial artefacts left by the British on this island.

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    27 mins
  • Ep. 3: Sex

    Aug 23 2020

    Naz goes in search of the liberal, sexy Sri Lanka from the pre-colonial era (before the British made everyone wear ties and bras). He soon discovers the post-colonial sexual and cultural inhibition he's exploring is a very real obstacle to freedom for many in Sri Lanka's LGBTQI+ community.

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    30 mins

Publisher's Summary

Nazeem Hussain is a grown man whose Mum won't let him go to Sri Lanka. At least, not without her by his side. But he's just had a kid, and he's started thinking ahead to the questions his son might ask him one day, like, 'why are we brown?'

So Naz flies to Sri Lanka with the echoes of his Mum's protests in his ears.

Naz tours Sri Lanka at a pivotal time for the country, politically and culturally. A new government is elected while Naz is in the air, so he lands in a strange atmosphere of confusion and change. Under this government's previous reign, disappearances of minorities were rife, and as a minority Muslim in this country, Naz's Mum has good reason to be scared of what's coming for him. And in the face of a mountain climb, a battle with a lethal martial arts guru, the forces of black and white magic and a deathly curse, Naz should really be scared too.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

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Loved this podcast so much-its a great combination of comedy and thoughtful observation.
Every Sri Lankan who has been raised in another country should listen to this!