Editorial:  "Light"

Sharmani Patricia Gabriel, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia



"Unspoken Affection": Articulating Friendship in Gladys Ng's The Pursuit of a Happy Human Life

Carissa Foo, Yale-NUS College, Singapore


"Only Strange Flowers Have Come to Bloom": Identity Crisis in Northeast India through the Poetry of Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

Neeraj SankhyanDr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, India
Suman Sigroha Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, India


Evolution of a Borrowed Genre in Malay Literature (1922-1941): The Case of Crime Fiction in Malaysia

Evgeniya S. Kukushkina,  Moscow State University, Russia 


Colonial Medicine and Cholera: Historicizing Victorian Medical Debates in J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur 

Prashant Maurya and Nagendra KumarIndian Institute of Technology  (IIT) Roorkee, India



Ten Questions for Bernice Chauly

Carol Leon,  Universiti Malaya, Malaysia 


Poetry and Fiction

Galera Point

Keith Jardim



Ngoi Hui Chien


Family Tree


Esther Xueming Vincent


Mak Wok, Spice Mistress

P. Lim Pui Huen


Book Reviews

Kenneth Y.K. Chan,  Chrita-Chrita Baba: A Collection of Short Stories in Baba Malay

David H.J. Neo,  Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


Anitha Devi Pillai and Puva Arumugam, From Kerala to Singapore: Voices from the Singapore Malayalee Community

Shaila Koshy


Gina Apostol, Insurrecto: A Novel and Dominic Sy, A Natural History of Empire: Stories

Christian Benitez, Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines


Ho Sok Fong, Lake Like a Mirror: Stories

Keith Jardim, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia



Salleh Ben Joned (1941-2020)

Malachi Edwin Vethamani, University of Nottingham Malaysia


Notes on Contributors 





Cover image: Jackie Hinkson, "Swallows Morning", 2015.

We are very grateful to Jackie Hinkson for his permission to reproduce two of his watercolours in this issue. 

Published: 2020-12-18