A feminine perspective on Malaysian identity in K. S. Maniam's Between Lives

Wicks, Peter (2005) A feminine perspective on Malaysian identity in K. S. Maniam's Between Lives. Asian Profile, 33 (2). pp. 135-138. ISSN 0304-8675

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[Abstract]: The distinguished Indian Malaysian author, K.S. Maniam, issued his third novel, entitled Between Lives, in 2003. Published by Maya Press in Malaysia, Between Lives adds to Maniam's already substantial body of literary work that includes numerous plays, no less than four collections of short stories, as well as the acclaimed novels The Return (1981) and In A Far Country (1993). The issue of identity in Malaysia's multi-ethnic society is a central concern of Maniam's writings.(1) The third novel continues Maniam's exploration of Malaysian-ness, but this time from a consciously feminine perspective.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No response to requests for copyright permission from publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:28
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maniam, Between Lives, Malaysian literature, Malaysia, feminine perspective
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200519 South-East Asian Literature (excl. Indonesian)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/729

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