Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

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By Andrew Hock Soon Ng

Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. This study provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book also reveals the intersections between religion and other facets of colonial and postcolonial identity such as class, gender and sexuality. It will appeal to students and specialists of Southeast Asian literature and scholars working on the intersections between (post)modernity and religion.


Andrew Hock Soon NG is Senior Lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia. He is also the author of Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives and Interrogating Interstices.


Publication Year: 2011
292 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-597-2, Paperback

NUS Press and Hong Kong University Press