A feminine perspective on Malaysian identity in K. S. Maniam's Between Lives

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Wicks, Peter. 2005. "A feminine perspective on Malaysian identity in K. S. Maniam's Between Lives." Asian Profile. 33 (2), pp. 135-138.
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A feminine perspective on Malaysian identity in K. S. Maniam's Between Lives

ERA Journal ID18720
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorWicks, Peter
Journal TitleAsian Profile
Journal Citation33 (2), pp. 135-138
Number of Pages10
Year2005
PublisherAsian Research Service
Place of PublicationBurnaby, Canada
ISSN0304-8675
Web Address (URL)http://www.asianresearchservice.com/Asianprofile.htm
Abstract

[Abstract]: The distinguished Indian Malaysian author, K.S. Maniam, issued his third novel, entitled Between Lives, in 2003. Published by Maya Press in Malaysia, Between Lives adds to Maniam's already substantial body of literary work that includes numerous plays, no less than four collections of short stories, as well as the acclaimed novels The Return (1981) and In A Far Country (1993). The issue of identity in Malaysia's multi-ethnic society is a central concern of Maniam's writings.(1) The third novel continues Maniam's exploration of Malaysian-ness, but this time from a consciously feminine perspective.

KeywordsManiam, Between Lives, Malaysian literature, Malaysia, feminine perspective
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470529. South-East Asian literature (excl. Indonesian)
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