Publisher & Managing Editor
Nadia Szilvassy

Editors
Michael Helm, Michael Redhill, Rebecca Silver Slayter, Linda Spalding, Laurie Graham

Contributing Editors
Robert Hass, Anne McLean,
Tara Quinn, Colm Tóibín

Assistant Editor/Circulation Manager
Liz Johnston

Design
Mark Byk

Interns
Anna Gallagher-Ross

Original Design
Gordon Robertson, Rick/Simon

Logos
David Bolduc

Copy Editor
Heather Sangster

Website Design
Mark Byk with Mike Stringer

Founders
Stan Dragland & Jean McKay
 

From The Incomplete Thombu

The Incomplete Thombu is an artist’s book project commissioned and published by Raking LeavesThombu, a word derived from the Greek tomos, from which the Latin tome, or large book, originates, was a term used by the Dutch to describe a public land registry. The Incomplete Thombu examines the subject of Tamil displacement during the civil conflict in Sri Lanka between 1983 and 2009. The attempt to register one document on top of another maps out further displacements between what is remembered, what has been taken away, and the stories left behind, in a conflict that has torn apart its land and its people for over thirty years.