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Title Manek Mischiefs  
ISBN 978 981 4771 78 8
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
 
Author(s)
Lee Su Kim
 
Specifications 130 x 198 mm / 188 pp / Paperback
 
Publication Date Apr-2017
 
Target Audience Young adults, adults, general interest readers
Price (SGD) SGD 18.60 BUY NOW
 
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About the Book

Each story glimmers like a tiny ball of coloured glass on a pair of beaded slippers, beautifully wrought and fashioned by a master.

After Kebaya Tales and Sarong Secrets comes a rich, gutsy collection of short stories immersing the reader into the vivid, multi-hued world of the Peranakans. Here, the babas take centre stage: masculine perspectives, voices and protagonists are put under the spotlight, even as fiery and headstrong heroines pursue their passions in the face of powerful obstacles. The cast of characters seek to forge individual identities within a unique cultural heritage facing the challenges of modern times. 

The stories are accented with photographs peppered throughout – of exquisite beadwork, bejewelled adornments, vintage fabrics, gilded artefacts from private collections, personal belongings of the babas, and of course, twinkling, manek-encrusted accessories. 

About the Author

Lee Su Kim is the author of ten books including three bestsellers. She is a full-time writer and language consultant. Formerly Associate Professor of English at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Su Kim’s research interests are in language, culture and identity. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston and a Masters degree from the University of Malaya. She has presented papers at international conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia and published widely on language and identity issues. She is the founding President of the Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor. She was a speaker at the Ubud Writers Festival, 2010, and a previous columnist with The Star
   
 
  
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