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An exciting anthology of stories by Malaysian and Singaporean writers in English, reflecting on contemporary issues of concern and giving the reader glimpses of the struggles of two nations caught between the hold of tradition and the allures of modernity. JK, for example, writes of the complexity of sexual identity, particularly in terms of sexuality defined as deviant within Malay Muslim society. Narrated by a Malay Muslim man, the story explores issues surrounding homosexuality and the conflict between religion and sexuality. Noraini Md Yusof in Till Their Blood Ran Dry,on the other hand, gives an insight into the struggles of Malay rural life, creating an interesting contrast within a genre which is mainly urban and middle-class. Ridzwan Othman in Calculator richly depicts the preparations made for a Malay wedding and is cynical about the commercialisation and materialistic tendencies of the modern Malay whilst still holding on to elements of tradition in conflict with modernity such as the way that a Malay woman should address her husband.

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An exciting anthology of stories by Malaysian and Singaporean writers in English, reflecting on contemporary issues of concern and giving the reader glimpses of the struggles of two nations caught between the hold of tradition and the allures of modernity. JK, for example, writes of the complexity of sexual identity, particularly in terms of sexuality defined as deviant within Malay Muslim society. Narrated by a Malay Muslim man, the story explores issues surrounding homosexuality and the conflict between religion and sexuality. Noraini Md Yusof in Till Their Blood Ran Dry,on the other hand, gives an insight into the struggles of Malay rural life, creating an interesting contrast within a genre which is mainly urban and middle-class. Ridzwan Othman in Calculator richly depicts the preparations made for a Malay wedding and is cynical about the commercialisation and materialistic tendencies of the modern Malay whilst still holding on to elements of tradition in conflict with modernity such as the way that a Malay woman should address her husband.

 

Publisher: Silverfish Books

Paperback

2001

ISBN: 9789834081607