Traces of Penang's Role in the Age to Revolution

By William Tham

July 2021 FEATURE
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LEBUH ARMENIAN AND Lebuh Acheh meet at Lebuh Carnarvon. I used to walk along either one of them each day on the way to work, picking the sense of history that permeates the place. The area has witnessed many things over the centuries: from the murder of a Malay diamond merchant which sparked off the Penang Riots,1 to serving the steamship trade and the resulting communities that gathered in Penang. But it was between 1880 and 1920, that things were...

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William Tham

first novel, Kings of Petaling Street, was shortlisted for the Penang Book Prize in 2017. His second novel, The Last Days, was published in 2020. He is the editor of Paper & Text, a collection of essays on Malaysian literature and the book trade.