Penang Monthly Book Review


In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Penang Book Prize, run by Penang Institute since 2017, will not be held this year. Instead, this has inspired Penang Monthly to carry a column of short and succinct reviews of some of the most significant nonfiction books published in 2019-2020 which have Malaysia as their backdrop. Here are the eight selected:  What I Saw in Malaya. Lectures 1934-1938 (Matahari Books) Review by Laotse Sacker Kelantan Seen Through French Eyes IN MARCH 1932, a French woman arrived in Kota Bharu, planning to spend three or four months there. She ended up staying until September… the following ...

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