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The Problem with Literature in New Malaysia

The Problem with Literature in New Malaysia | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it

"I have to be honest: we have a problem with our literature, and frankly, I do not have the solution."

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Spot on about Malaysian works in English not getting translated into the national language.

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Novelist Bernice Chauly: ‘You can’t control culture, it thrives on chaos, conflict and uncertainty.’ 

Novelist Bernice Chauly: ‘You can’t control culture, it thrives on chaos, conflict and uncertainty.’  | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Bernice Chauly, acclaimed author from Malaysia gives us an insight into her process and the challenges she faces when putting her ideas to the page.
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Ban on Faisal Tehrani's books lifted by Court of Appeal

Ban on Faisal Tehrani's books lifted by Court of Appeal | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Court also finds Home Ministry to have violated author’s right to freedom of expression.
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In upcoming novel, banned author tells the story of a Malay lesbian 

In upcoming novel, banned author tells the story of a Malay lesbian  | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
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How Malaysian politics in real life affect our fiction  

How Malaysian politics in real life affect our fiction   | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Writing The Nation: We approach Merdeka Day with a look at how events in Malaysia's history affected the type of fiction being produced.
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KDN haramkan buku Farish A. Noor, Abdullahi An-Naim

KDN haramkan buku Farish A. Noor, Abdullahi An-Naim | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it


PUTRAJAYA, 2 Ogos — Buku ahli akademik terkenal Farish A. Noor diharamkan kerana menghina Islam dan negara, kata Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN). 

From Majapahit to Putrajaya: Searching for | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online
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Eight more books banned in Malaysia including Farish Noor's scholarly but popular history of Malaysia From Majapahit to Putrajaya: Searching for Another Malaysia.
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A book, a castle and a driving trip through Perak

A book, a castle and a driving trip through Perak | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it

"It was The Sum Of Our Follies, by Malaysian author Shih-Li Kow, that got me interested in Perak. The 2014 novel is set in the fictional town of Lubok Sayong, but the Perak river runs through it, and the vivid landscape stretches to actual places such as Kuala Kangsar and... Read more at www.tnp.sg

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Once We Were There

Once We Were There | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
This week on Bookmark, Uma welcomes back author and poet Bernice Chauly for deep dive into her brand new novel
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Notes Of a Native Son  

Notes Of a Native Son   | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Man Asian Literary Prize winner, Walter Scott Prize recipient, Booker Prize and IMPAC Dublin Prize shortlister – these coveted writing accolades have been bestowed on one of our ver
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Novel approaches

Novel approaches | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
THE BUSINESS TIMES Arts - THE first batch of novels from the short- and long-list of the Epigram Books' inaugural Fiction Prize kept us busy for much of the year, while Math Paper Press continues its winning streak with emerging authors and poets. Few Singapore writers have ventured into "chick lit" territory, but 2016 saw at least two who attempted it successfully. Here are our favourite Singapore books of 2016.. Read more at The Business Times.
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George Town Literary Festival 2016 highlights  

George Town Literary Festival 2016 highlights   | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
A gathering of spirited minds resulted in many spirited discussions and exchanges of perspectives at the George Town Literary Festival last weekend.
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A Model for Libraries of the Future

A Model for Libraries of the Future | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
As the Digital Age develops, we find ourselves constantly experimenting with new ways to
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Penang Digital Library - first of it's kind in the country, I think.
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Rumours of a literary uprising in Singapore are true

Rumours of a literary uprising in Singapore are true | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Having recently drawn 211 people out to Lasalle College of the Arts for a packed evening talk on the power of metaphor in writing, I'm more confident than ever that the rumours are true: The literary scene in Singapore is truly exploding.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Lovely to hear about the explosion of literary awesomeness in Singapore.   
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Penang Monthly - Can the Erasure of Malaysian Arts be Reversed?

Penang Monthly - Can the Erasure of Malaysian Arts be Reversed? | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
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Lunch With Sumiko: Why can't Singapore produce a Tash Aw?

Lunch With Sumiko: Why can't Singapore produce a Tash Aw? | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
This is a question the acclaimed Malaysian author gets a lot - and it leaves him bewildered.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Why Chinese Malaysian writers go to Taiwan to find cultural identity

Why Chinese Malaysian writers go to Taiwan to find cultural identity | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
With Chinese culture in Malaysia under pressure and their work not recognised as part of the nation’s literary canon, many writers have since the 1960s chosen to leave for Taiwan, where they find acceptance and appreciation
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This Singaporean novelist is publishing more books in the UK to get people in his country reading

This Singaporean novelist is publishing more books in the UK to get people in his country reading | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
A Singaporean publisher set out on a quest for Booker Prize success in the hope of changing his country’s lack of appreciation for its flourishing literary scene
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9 Talented Spoken Word Artists In Malaysia Who Will Steal Your Soul

9 Talented Spoken Word Artists In Malaysia Who Will Steal Your Soul | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Due to popular demand of our spoken word artists article previously, we want to continue to inspire and empower the industry through our platform. Hence, we
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Malaysia's great spoken word artists.
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Malaysian novels about civil liberties 

Malaysian novels about civil liberties  | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
This week’s instalment of Writing the Nation examines the novel of the 1990s that addressed issues related to civil liberties.
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Author Bernice Chauly on Malaysia's writing scene 

Author Bernice Chauly on Malaysia's writing scene  | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Malaysian author Bernice Chauly reflects on a colourful writing career of old ghosts, rustic documentaries and the Reformasi era.
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Literary puzzle: 'Scorpion Orchid'  

Literary puzzle: 'Scorpion Orchid'   | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
In this series looking at how national events have influenced Malaysian novels in English, we begin with Lloyd Fernando’s 'Scorpion Orchid'.
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Book review: Collected Hong Kong Stories – love, shattered dreams and pursuit of wealth in the vertical city

Book review: Collected Hong Kong Stories – love, shattered dreams and pursuit of wealth in the vertical city | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Drawing on his broad experience and knowledge, author David T.K. Wong takes us on a vivid tour through Hong Kong’s back alleys, and abroad, in this eye-opening and varied collection written over 30 years
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David T.K. Wong's collection of short stories reviewed. If you want to read them you can find them on his website for free (though he asks for a contribution to Amnesty.)
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She put a lifetime passion for writing into a book 

She put a lifetime passion for writing into a book  | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
This retired English professor has published a compilation of her favourite short stories.
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First-time author bags Epigram fiction prize

First-time author bags Epigram fiction prize | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Medusa, a woman with a head full of snakes, is not usually a figure men or women can relate to.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Interview With Tutu Dutta Yean Author of 8 Children's Storybooks On Asian Folklore

Interview With Tutu Dutta Yean Author of 8 Children's Storybooks On Asian Folklore | Bibliobibuli in Malaysia | Scoop.it
Today, I am very lucky to be interviewing Tutu Dutta. Tutu is an Indian-born Malaysian author of children’s books on Asian folklore. Sh
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