Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

By Julia Tan

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Official reports from colonial times are heavily used by researchers looking into our past. But Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri reminds us that we should also study the works of fiction left by the colonialistsDr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri is from Baling, but has been living in Penang for the better part of the past 20 years. This is thanks to Universiti Sains Malaysia's (USM) Academic Staff Training Scheme, which sponsors candidates to pursue their Masters or PhD degrees with...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.