Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction 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. Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. 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.
Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction
ANDREW HOCK SOON NG is Senior Lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia.
NUS Press and Hong Kong University Press (First Published, 2011)
292 pages including Bibliography and Index
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|Dimensions||22.9 × 15.2 × 0.7 cm|
Hong Kong University Press, National University of Singapore Press
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