IIUM Repository

Writing a nation: essays in Malaysian literature

Quayum, Mohammad Abdul and Abdul Manaf, Nor Faridah, eds. (2009) Writing a nation: essays in Malaysian literature. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789833855940

PDF (writing a nation) - Published Version
Download (329kB) | Preview


This book provides a collection of essays on literature in three different languages in Malaysia: Malay, Chinese and English. There are essays that investigate Malay writers and works from the different periods, and several that examine writers and works in English. There is one essay that interrogates the “Mahua” literary critics. The themes explored in the chapters range from gender, ethnicity, religion, language and identity to nationalism and transnationalism. However, majority of the essays address, in one way or another, the issue of Malaysian nationalism and how Malaysia should form its national identity. With its inclusive approach, the book is likely to set a new direction in Malaysian literary criticism, and create a better sense of unity among the writers. Readers, as well as researchers, will find the book a rich source of information on Malaysian literature, history and culture.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 4725/4437 (PL5136W956Q 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5101 Malay
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Professor Mohammad A. Quayum
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2011 13:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4437

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year