NEW MALAYSIAN ESSAYS 2 is bigger and maybe more badass than the first. Shanon Shah squarely faces the politics of religion and Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi critiques 'power architecture', a subject Ridhwan Saidi also handles with witty immediacy. We then take in Amir Sharipuddin's journal of National Service, Yusuf Martin's amusing rant on the Americanisation (or is that Americanization?) of popular culture, Amir Muhammad's views on royalty, Ann Lee's secret history of leprosy, and Danny Lim's photo-essay on our newly-regained love for public demonstrations. As night falls, Andrew Ng and Jac sm Kee play twin tributes to the female undead that not only scare us but help define us.
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Book Description Matahari Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. The editor, Muhammad Amir, describes this collection as "more badass" than New Malaysian Essays 1. The book certainlymore keeps up the quality of the first, introduces new topics and greater variety. This collection includes Shanon Shah's The Khutbah Diaries wondering about the politicisation of Friday khutbahs in mosques, Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi's The Architecture of Putrayjaya suggesting that Mussolini may have been a role model for the planners, Ridhwan Saidi's Hari-Hari Terakhir Seorang Flaneur making his own questions about Malaysia's urban spaces, Danny Lim's Aku, Hang & Demo, a pictorial guide to street protests Malaysia style, The Editor's Of Jackfruit and Kings playing about with royalty, Ann Lee's The Theme Park of Pulau Jerejak isn't quite tourist grabbing PR, Amir Sharipuddin's Blue, Black & White: How I Survived National Service explains why the military are glad to have seen the back of him, Yusulf Martin's Colourful Langauage ponders the Americanization of Malayzia and the last two pieces, Andrew Ng's A Cultural History of the Pontianak Films and Jac sm Kee's Boundary Monsters in a Time of Magic, show us respectively how pontianaks (Malaysian spirits) cope with being depicted in film and with new technology. pp 288. Weight 0.70 Kg. A couple of the corners have been rubbed and there is a little bit of dirt on the text block. Otherwise the book looks new. Bookseller Inventory # ML249
Book Description Matahari Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX9834359683
Book Description Matahari Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9834359683
Book Description Matahari Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 8.30x6.90x0.80 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 9834359683