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Tok Dalang and Stories of Other Malaysians is a collection of short fiction written by Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof over several years. The stories deal with a range of characters and issues that in some ways are unique in Malaysian fiction in the English language. Its main strength lies in the fact that while Malay characters still make their appearances in several of the stories, the stories also touch upon aspects of their traditional culture, something rare in Malaysian writing. Additionally, lives and particular concerns of members of the minority communities in the country, including Tamil Muslims, Sikhs, Pakistanis, as well as Indonesians, have been explored both in depth as well as in a sympathetic manner for the first time in Malaysian writing. Through the writer's grasp of the English language, including its local nuances, as well as a sensitive appreciation of their diverse cultures and cultural manifestations, the lives of Malaysians have been subtly coaxed into these stories, which are likely to find an important place in contemporary Malaysian literature in English.
  • ISBN13: 9781482827583
  • Publisher: Partridge Singapore
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00194
Publication DateSeptember 29, 2014
Primary CategoryFiction/Short Stories (single author)

Tok Dalang and Stories of Other Malaysians

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