Funny Boy - The Best School of All Summary & Analysis

Shyam Selvadurai
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Arjie learns from his father that he is to be sent to Victoria Academy, already being attended by Diggy, to make Arjie a man. Diggy explains it is because their father worries Arjie will turn out funny (homosexual). Diggy warns Arjie not to get on the bad side of Principal Abeysinghe, known as “Black Tie”. Arjie is forced to dress in pants and to dress well for school at the Academy. From the start, Sinhalese students mock Arjie for being Tamil, including a mean kid named Salgado. But a boy named Soyza sticks up for Arjie. Arjie finds himself attracted to Soyza. Soyza explains that kids like Salgado can do almost anything, since they are in high favor with Vice Principal Lokubandara, a political appointee. This includes torturing kids like Cheliah. Arjie is, however, also singled out by Black Tie...

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