The written word in a democratised world

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

February 2014 FEATURE
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Literature and the individualThe only subject I was really excited by when I went to school four decades ago was Literature, both as a subject and in the form of English lessons. All other subjects felt less important compared to it.Studying the meaning-creating capacity of language has brought me a lot of joy over the years. It is wonderful to see how intricate ideas are captured, coined and communicated through written words.What I have to say is very personal; I...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: