Thursday, September 16, 2010
Review Thursday: Free Ebook New Malaysian Essays 3
In order to celebrate, Amir Muhammad, the head of the Matahari Books publishing house, is giving away NEW MALAYSIAN ESSAYS 3 in an ebook format.
This is not a review as I haven't had a chance to read or download it yet. But it promises to be well worth reading because the writers are known to discuss life in Malaysia in a very frank and open way - so open and so frank that Amir and his friends often find their works banned or censored.
The advance notice blurb says, "Take notes while Wong Chin Huat teaches you how to become a good demonstrator; take in the conflicted sweep of post-1969 cultural policy with Simon Soon; take a tour of the non-heterosexist nation that Clarissa Lee imagines from Merdeka to the present; and take stock of the situation of Peninsular Malaysia's indigenous people with Mor Ajani. We end with Sumitra Visvanathan inviting us to take refugees into our definition of what 'Malaysia, Truly Asia' could possibly be."
You can get it here.