While I’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.
and the Malaysian Indian Community by Arunajeet Kaur, PhD
Ten years ago, on November 25th 2007, a signiﬁcant 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?
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