My first (and, hopefully, not last) collection of short stories has gone to print and we are now open for local orders.
The book costs RM25, plus postage (RM8 for Semenanjung and RM10 for Sabah/Sarawak). Whatsapp +60172644521 to order, if you are in Malaysia.
If you’re overseas and want to get this book, stay tuned for details.
THE PRINCIPAL GIRL: FEMINIST TALES FROM ASIA
Edited by Sharifah Aisha Osman and Tutu Dutta
Having curated and edited two collections of Malaysian short stories, I am aware that it’s not an easy task to produce a book in which the stories are of a consistent quality. Unfortunately, we do not (as yet) have a large enough pool of experienced and talented writers to produce enough well-written stories (especially in English) to fill an anthology. Still, this shouldn’t deter anyone from planning to collect and publish short stories by local writers. However, it should be stressed that such endeavours take time and patience to complete, and may leave those in the editing/publishing roles with their sanity in shreds. Nevertheless, I learnt a lot from editing the anthologies Malaysian Tales: Retold & Remixed and Remang and both experiences were ultimately rewarding and enriching. I hope this was also the case for Sharifah Aisha Osman and Tuty Dutta, the editors of The Principal Girl.Read More »