Guilt and Pleasure: A Revisitation of Three Seminal Malay Novels

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14 Nov Sun, 2pm - 3pm
Festival Pass  - With registration, $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Play Den
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Reflect on the notions of guilt and pleasure presented in three seminal novels written by A Samad Said (Salina), Suratman Markasan (Crisis) and Mohamed Latiff Mohamed (Confrontation). This revisitation invites you to examine the representation of women and pleasure with empathetic eyes; and explore the struggle and societal denunciation involved in depicting women who have been cast aside by society in a light of determination and hope instead.

This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.

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Azhar Ibrahim is a Lecturer and Deputy Head at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds a PhD and teaches Malay-Indonesian literature and ideologies of development. His research interests include sociology of religion, sociology of literature and critical literacy, and the Malay-Indonesian intellectual development. His published books include Historical Imagination and Cultural Responses to Colonialism and Nationalism: A Critical Malay(sian) Perspective (2017), and Menyanggah Belenggu Kerancuan Fikiran Masakini (2016).