Two Perspectives on Late Colonial Life in Penang

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THE RECENT REPUBLICATION OF The Sara Saga and Hail Penang!, with new introductions and illustrations, marks the beginning of Areca Books’ valuable efforts to bring classic works on Malaysian history, society and politics to a contemporary readership. Both books had long been out of print but they remain relevant and evocative, providing essential reading for scholars and others engaged with the cultural heritage and history of Penang, Malaysia and South-East Asia.

The Sara Saga and Hail Penang! are autobiographical accounts written by journalists who both served, at different times, as editor of the Penang-based newspaper – Straits Echo – during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.


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