Do You Remember Having a Memory?

By Ooi Kee Beng

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Have you noticed that one easy way to look cool nowadays is to carry a book with you? It can sit leisurely in your hand or be lightly squeezed under your armpit.And it should preferably be a thick one. And if you don’t have a Dostoyevsky tome at home, and chances of that happening is almost zero if you are a Malaysian under 40 years old, perhaps a Harry Potter will do. Actually, doing anything in public other than staring...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: