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Aug 22, 2023, 13:12 PM
The Second Link: An Anthology of Malaysian and Singaporean Writing
Title : 9789815066692
ISBN : 9789815066692
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International
Product Binding : Paperback
Imprint : Marshall Cavendish Editions
Is Print : Yes
Is Apps : No
Is Ebook : Yes
Is Audio : No
Pub Date : Sep 8, 2023, 00:00 AM
CMS Pub Date : Aug 18, 2023, 00:00 AM
Page : 320
Product Width : 152
Product Height : 227
Product Price : 28.00 $
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60 years after a fateful merger…

2023 marks the 60th year since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia, comprising the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak – and Singapore. For Malaysians, 1963 is of profound national significance. For Singaporeans, the more memorable year might be 1965, the year of separation and subsequent independence. Yet for two fateful years, the destinies of the two countries were conjoined. The kinship, affinity, and tensions are still keenly felt today. 

The Second Link brings together writers from both countries – in the tradition of volumes such as The Second Tongue (edited by Edwin Thumboo, 1976) – to engage creatively and critically with this sense of entwinement, to reflect, to rue, and to celebrate. 

Contributors include:

  • Anitha Devi Pillai 
  • Anna Onni 
  • Arjun Sai Krishnan 
  • Benedict Lim 
  • Brandon Liew 
  • Clara Chow 
  • Clarissa Oon 
  • Daryl Li 
  • Elaine Chiew 
  • Heng Jia Min 
  • Ho Kin Yunn
  • ila
  • Jocelyn Marcia Ng
  • Jonathan Chan
  • Joshua Ip
  • Kevin Martens Wong
  • Malachi Edwin Vethamani
  • Mohamed Shaker
  • Ng Yi-Sheng
  • Noor Iskandar
  • Paul Augustin
  • Rachel Fung
  • Sharmini Aphrodite
  • Sheena Gurbakhash
  • Sofia Mariah Ma
  • Sreedhevi Iyer
  • Sumitra Selvaraj
  • Tse Hao Guang
  • Yu Kai Tan
  • Zhang Ruihe 

Daryl Lim Wei Jie is a poet, translator and literary critic from Singapore. His latest collection of poetry, Anything but Human, was shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize. His poetry won the Golden Point Award in English Poetry in 2015. He co-edited Food Republic: A Singapore Literary Banquet, a landmark anthology of literary food writing from Singapore, which received a Special Award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2023. His website is

Hamid Roslan is the author of parsetreeforestfire (Ethos Books, 2019), a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020. His prose and poetry can be found in Violent Phenomena: 21 Essays on Translation (Tilted Axis Press, 2022), New Singapore Poetries (Gaudy Boy, 2022), and in other literary journals. Find him at

Melizarani T. Selva is a Malaysian writer and spoken word poet, with notable performances at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and TEDxGateway. Her first book, Taboo, is a poetic interrogation of the Malaysian Indian iden-tity. Beyond poetry, she has written creative non-fiction stories for Penguin Random House and Teesta Review. She co-published an anthology of 100 poems by 61 poets from Malaysia titled When I Say Spoken, You Say Word! Her debut play, “Kudumbam”, was staged as part of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2021 winners showcase by TWorks Singapore. She can be found at

William Tham is currently an editor-at-large for Wasafiri, with a background in English from his time at Universiti Malaya. He has been published in NANG, PR&TA, The Best of World SF: Volume 2, and the Southeast Asian Review of English

2023 marks the 60th year since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia. This collection brings together writers from both countries to engage creatively and critically with this sense of entwinement, to reflect, to rue, and to celebrate. 

Categories :
  • Fiction
Tags :
  • Anthology
authors :
  • Daryl Lim Wei Jie
  • Hamid Roslan
  • Melizarani T. Selva
  • William Tham
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