Malaysian Flavours gives you delicious insights into the Malaysian psyche and the peculiar ways of its society. It captures, through amusing asides and deft observations, the quirks and idiosyncrasies of Malaysians. It entertains, provokes and leaves you with a warm feeling about all things Malaysian. It is a must-read for all those who have been touched by the Malaysian way of life. If you need one book that captures the essence of what it is to be Malaysian, this is it. *** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LEE SU KIM is a Malaysian writer of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) descent. She was born in Kuala Lumpur in 1955 and educated at the Bukit Bintang Girls' School in Kuala Lumpur. She grew up in Sin Chew Kee Street, a quiet street of old pre-war houses in the heart of the city. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Diploma and a Master's in Education from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston. Dr Lee is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Malaysian Flavours: Insights into Things Malaysian, Manglish: Malaysian English at Its Wackiest, and A Nyonya in Texas: Insights of a Straits Chinese Woman in the Lone Star State. Her first collection of stories, Kebaya Tales: Of Matriarchs, Maidens, Mistresses and Matchmakers, won the 2011 Popular-Star Readers' Choice Award for Fiction. Her latest book, Sarong Secrets: Of Love, Loss and Longing, another collection of short stories, was published in early 2014. She has also written short stories for schoolchildren, text books and resource books on writing and grammar, and has published widely on language, culture and identity. Dr Lee was Associate Professor of English Language Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was also a columnist for The Star, the leading Malaysian English-language daily, from 1993 to 1996. She lived in Houston, Texas, for four years, and returned to Malaysia in January 2000. She is the founding President of the Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, formed in 2008. Check out her website at www.leesukim.net.
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|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||2370006027942 (DRM-EPUB)|
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