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Marriage and Mutton Curry
Marriage And Mutton Curry comprises 15 stories; nine are previously published favourites, while six are brand new tales. M. Shanmughalingam’s debut collection paints, with gentle wit and humour, the concerns and intrigues of the Jaffna Tamil community in Malaya. At turns satirical, empathetic and insightful, these fifteen stories explore what happens when we hold on to—and choose to leave behind—our traditions and identities in a changing world.
TRASH: A SOUTHEAST ASIAN URBAN ANTHOLOGY
TRASH is part of a threesome of Southeast Asian urban anthologies. The other two are called HEAT and FLESH. It features stories about Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia.
HRH SULTAN NAZRIN SHAH: REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS
NON-FICTION – The book, entitled ‘His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah; Reflections and Recollections’, was a collection of work by local and international writers whom have had the privilege of dealing and communicating with Sultan Nazrin, which included personal contacts, academicians, journalists and social activists.
KU.LIT ASIAN LITERATURE FOR THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM. VOLUME 2
KU.LIT is a joint publication between National Arts Council (Singapore) and Pearson Education South Asia and aims to facilitate the teaching of English Language in secondary schools through exposure to literature in its various genres.
KL NOIR: WHITE
KL NOIR: WHITE is the second of 4 volumes about the city’s dark side. The 18 short stories tell of what lies underneath the shiny facade of Kuala Lumpur.
READINGS FROM READINGS 2: NEW WRITING FROM MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND BEYOND
This second collection of stories, poems and essays under the Readings from Readings banner is as diverse as the writers who’ve penned the pieces. What unites them is their connection with Kuala Lumpur’s longest running literary event, Readings@Seksan, which provides a regular platform for new work.
MALAYSIAN TALES: RETOLD & REMIXED
This stunning new collection features 16 classic tales as reimagined and retold by some of Malaysia’s brightest raconteurs. They spin stories that are steeped as much in mythology and magic as they are in metaphysics. Fictions that delve into the power of history and fable, that open our eyes to their importance, that are a testament to the enduring nature of our oral tradition. These are tales so immersive, so enticing, so welcoming, that you’ll never want to click your heels and wish for home.
A SUBTLE DEGREE OF RESTRAINT AND OTHER STORIES
These stories are the product of a series of creative writing workshops organised by the British Council of Malaysia as part of its Creative Cities programme, in collaboration with the UK-based writer development organisation Spread the Word. From these workshops and online mentoring, a diversity of voices, stories and perspectives has emerged, all inspired by the energy of Kuala Lumpur
25 MALAYSIAN SHORT STORIES, BEST OF SILVERFISH NEW WRITING 2001-2005
This is the collection of 25 stories by Malaysian writers that were all chosen in the space of one very warm night. Just as much as the stories here reflect the nature of their writers, their choice also perhaps says something about the editor.
MALAYSIAN SHORT STORIES
The vignettes of Malaysian life in this book. – Punjabi-Malaysian, Chinese -Malaysian, Tamil-Malaysian, Eurasian-Malaysian – are sharply observed, sometimes brutally matter of-fact, and always entertaining. They poignantly illuminate anonymous lives in Malaysia’s uniquely multi-cultural society from Pre-Independence times to the present.
SILVERFISH NEW WRITING 4
Edited by Robert Raymer. This is a continuation of the series started with SNW1. Besides Malaysia and Singapore, this collection features stories from Australia, Bosnia, Britain, Korea, Nigeria, Philippines, the United States and Britain.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, A SILVERFISH COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
The chillingly clinical phrase collateral damage was originally coined by the Pentagon during the first Gulf War. It was used to euphemistically refer to the deaths and maiming (to say nothing of destroyed livelihoods, disrupted family lives and lost hopes) of innocent civilians who got caught in the crossfire. It rendered those casualties invisible in official reports and television broadcasts, and effectively kept them off the public conscience
PETALS OF HIBISCUS, A REPRESENTATIVE ANTHOLOGY OF MALAYSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Petals of Hibiscus is simply a splendid collection, bringing together some of the best writers and works in Malaysian Literature in English, in fiction, poetry and drama. Providing a feast of good reading for anyone interested in literature from the country.
SILVERFISH NEW WRITING 2, AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES FROM MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND BEYOND
The Silverfish New Writing series was started with the intention showcasing and promoting new writers and writings in English in this region viz., Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. This second issue has contributions from Alfian Sa’at, Jun Keat Chan, Craig Cormick and many others.
THE MERLION AND THE HIBISCUS: CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES FROM SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA
The Merlion and the Hibiscus brings together the work of nineteen exceptional writers from singapore and malaysia. Written over the last fifty years, these stories reflect the richness of a multicultural society and its experience of war and colonialism. In Gopal Baratham’s, The Interview, a veteran of the Second World War looks back on his years as a Japanese prisoner of war and his unique relationship with his interrogator. In Victoria and her Kimono, M. Shanmughalingam parodies the legacy of colonialism. Also in this collection are deeply insightful and entertaining stories about a generation grappling with issues of religious, ethnic and gender identities.
ASYLUM 1928 AND OTHER STORIES
There are many fine stories in this new Fish Anthology. Some small and intimate, no less for that, some reaching out through the personal for a wider, more universal perspective. What they share in common though, is one person, the writer, wishing to tell a story – grand, simple, complex or everyday – and by turn, wishing to engage you the reader.
RIPPLES, SHORT STORIES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Ripples is intended for secondary schools and is suitable for use as texts for detailed study or supplementary reading. It contains a wide selection of stories on a variety of themes and modes of writing.
MALAYSIAN SHORT STORIES
A gallery of Malaysian characters comes alive in these pages. The vignettes of Malaysian life in this book. – Punjabi-Malaysian, Chinese -Malaysian, Tamil-Malaysian, Eurasian-Malaysian – are sharply observed, sometimes brutally matter of-fact, and always entertaining. They poignantly illuminate anonymous lives in Malaysia’s uniquely multi-cultural society from Pre-Independence times to the present.
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Dato Dr M SHANmughalingam holds an Honours degree from the University of Malaya, a Masters from Harvard and a Doctorate from Oxford University. At Harvard he graduated first in class with Grade A in all eight subjects and was admitted to the Ph.D. programme directly without formal application. At Oxford he won the second prize in the Short Story competition judged by the famous novelist, Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, Prof. of Literature, sponsored by ISIS, Oxford University and The Observer, the Poetry prize at Balliol College and a graduate scholarship from Balliol College.
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LITTLE BASKET 2016 : NEW MALAYSIAN WRITING
Little Basket 2016 is the first of a planned annual literary journal of new Malaysian writing.
INDIAN LITERATURE, SAHITYA AKADEMI’S BI-MONTHLY JOURNAL
No. 267: January/February 2012 Vol. LVI No. 1 Poem: A Dialogue Between Two Generations ; Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, 2012 NFS
WELLVERSED, THANKFULLY GOOD POETRY LIVE IN KL
Poem: Mami’s Daugther Goes to England Publisher: British Council Malaysia, 2007
IN-SIGHTS, MALAYSIA POEMS
Poem: Heir Conditioning Publisher: Maya Press Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya, 2003
ANTOLOGI, PUISI DALAM KEHIDUPAN MASA KINI / POETRY IN OUR LIVES TODAY
World Poetry Reading 2002 Poems: Orang Macam Kita / People Just Like Us Pertemuan Rohani / Spiritual Encounter Publisher: Dewan Bahasa san Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 2002
AN ANTHOLOGY OF MALAYSIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH WITH MALAY TRANSLATIONS (SHAN AS CO-EDITOR)
Poems: Jasmine Seller by Sungei Gombak At Beserah Publisher: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, K/L/, 1988
BALLIOL COLLEGE ANNUAL RECORD
Title / Poems: Five Poems by M SHANmughalingam Civil Scream, Auntie Climax, Understanding Us, At Home from Abroad, Unterludes Publisher: University Press, Oxford, England, UK, 1977
NEW VOICES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, LONDON
Poem: From a Lighthouse Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1968
MALCHIN TESTAMENT: MALAYSIAN POEMS
This book brings together poems of established and emerging Malaysian poets writing in the English language. It is the first volume of poems to cover a period of six decades of Malaysian poetry in English with works from more than 50 poets. Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems showcases Malaysian poetry from its genesis and suggests what lies ahead for poetry writing in Malaysia.