There is a recurring theme in Tash Aw’s writing – it usually features characters who are, as he puts it, “dislocated from their surroundings”. Photo: Poskod MY
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Malaysia’s antithesis to Crazy Rich Asians: Tash Aw’s ‘We, The Survivors’

  • The prize-winning Malaysian novelist is sophisticated and well travelled, but his writing only really comes alive when it’s about his home and its people
  • Weaknesses aside, his must-read new book examines the grubby, corrupt and polluted terrain of the country

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There is a recurring theme in Tash Aw’s writing – it usually features characters who are, as he puts it, “dislocated from their surroundings”. Photo: Poskod MY
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