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Wild Mass Guessing: Based on M.I.A's discography up to "Mathangi". One could theorize that her albums are a sort of biography of her life:
"Arular", named after her father, reflects on her early childhood memories and the circumstances that led her family (excluding dad) to the UK.
"Kala", after her mother, could be her growing up in West London as a Sri Lankan refugee, which would definitely shape her work later in life.
"MAYA" shows her recent life, having gained world recognition and fortune, getting married and on the way of becoming a mother: living the life of a bona-fide Hollywood celebrity (not something she-a refugee of civil war from London-would ever have though of becoming as an adult). It was obviously a time of transitions and uneasiness for her (news sources say she basically felt uncomfortable in LA).
The soon to be release album "Mathangi", may be her hopes for the future, now settled with her son and once again travelling the world.