This book, Telling It Like It Is – Selected Writings of Anne Abayasekara [Volume 1], covers the themes of the changing role of women, love of motherland, and family and home life. It also includes a section on how others viewed her. The book is bound to captivate readers – those acquainted with her writing or have no knowledge of it, stirring their hearts and minds. Even when they find her words controversial, it will make readers reappraise their thoughts. Her direct writing style will engage and challenge.