Revealing Complexities in the Practice of Faith in Malaysia

By Rachel Yeoh

March 2023 BOOK REVIEW
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Book Review - The Accidental Malay by Karina Robles BahrinNote: This book review contains spoilersFEAR. FATE. FAITH. Depending on your religious or cultural point of view, The Accidental Malay by Karina Robles Bahrin will make you either knit your eyebrows in disapproval or strongly feel that every Malaysian should get their hands on a copy of it.For starters, the fast-paced tempo of the book makes it “unputdownable”; buoyed as it is by crisp dialogues uncorrupted by Manglish, enough drama to...

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Rachel Yeoh

is a former journalist who traded her on-the-go job for a life behind the desk. For the sake of work-life balance, she participates in Penang's performing arts scene after hours.