Freedoms we take for granted

By Faith C. Watson

November 2011 FEATURE
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Asia is a diverse place; “the Muslim World” is a diverse place. But despite our ability to sort places under one name as if they painlessly belong together, being in these places cannot help but make this diversity undeniable. A foreigner staying in two places in this case Malaysia and Bangladesh can certainly feel infinitely more at home in one than in the other.I came to penang to give a paper at Universiti Sains Malaysia’s International Humanities Conference and to...

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Faith C. Watson

first came to Malaysia as a Fulbright scholar in 2004 and has regularly returned for friends, food and photos. She is an assistant professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia, a cellist and a runner wherever she goes.