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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 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.

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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 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?

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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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