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A Shakespearean Tragedy

Silverfish Malaysian Classics

A  Shakespearean Tragedy

New title in the Silverfish Clasics series: A History of Perak by Winstedt, Wilkinson and Maxwell. ย  This is where it all began: the first British Resident in a Malay state, his murder, the enforced protection and the eventual capitulation to the Brits. And the ultimate humiliation. Our very own Shakespearean tragedy. That above is the short version. But Perak has a much longer history: ย  On the stage of Perakโ€™s modern history there have been many actors: the Malays, the Portuguese, the Achinese, the Dutch, the Bugis from Riau and Selangor, Siam and her vassal Kedah, and the British....

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Tash Aw: We the Survivors

Malaysian novel review Tash Aw

Tash Aw: We the Survivors

Tash Aw: We the Survivors. Finally, a truly Malaysian novel from a talented author I have been watching for a long time.

While Iโ€™ve been disappointed in the past, I realise that it would have been difficult for someone living overseas for so long (and having to pander to the vagaries of the Western market) to write a truly Malaysian novel.

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Hindraf and the Malaysian Indian Community

Hindraf immigrants Malaysan Malaysian Tamil

Hindraf and the Malaysian Indian Community

HINDRAF
and the Malaysian Indian Community by Arunajeet Kaur, PhD

Ten years ago, on November 25th 2007, a signi๏ฌcant number of Indians (mainly Hindu Tamils) demonstrated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, at Ampang Road, to submit a petition to the British High Commission. Ten years later and another general elections looming, where are we now?

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Asian stories, by Asians, for Asians

Asian short stories

Asian stories, by Asians, for Asians

V.S. Naipaul once alleged that Indian Writers in English (IWE's) are responsible for creating a body of literature in exile mainly ... read by readers living abroad.

Yes, it did feel that way for a long time. So, enough stereotypes, enough pandering to the market, enough poverty porn; no more bound feet or brides burning either. Here are stories about Asians, by Asians, as real people.
Twenty-Two: New Asian Short Stories
Editor: Prof MA Quayum

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