The George Town Literary Festival 2011 - A Storybook Success

By Rosalind Chua

February 2012 FEATURE
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Notes from a small islandMuhammad Haji Salleh, the National Laureate, spoke at length on the linguistic peculiarities he found so interesting. “…English as a language is not so romantic, but more romantic than German! The Malay language ebbs and flows like the sea. Perhaps as a result of living by the sea.”Unravelling the “photoshopped ideal” of the mainstream interpretation of Malaysian history, Farish Noor observed that history “needed to reflect honesty.” “It is a recurrent lament throughout South- East Asia...

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