LITTLE BASKET 2017: New Malaysian Writing

LITTLE BASKET 2017: New Malaysian Writing

Catalina Rembuyan / Jun 19, 2019

LITTLE BASKET New Malaysian Writing Little Basket New Malaysian Writing is the second book of this planned annual anthology It includes fiction non fiction poetry as well as a comic and a photo essay It s a tasty smorgasbord of w

  • Title: LITTLE BASKET 2017: New Malaysian Writing
  • Author: Catalina Rembuyan
  • ISBN: Little Basket #2
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  • Little Basket 2017 New Malaysian Writing is the second book of this planned annual anthology It includes fiction, non fiction, poetry as well as a comic and a photo essay It s a tasty smorgasbord of what Malaysians are writing and thinking about while playing with our rich linguistic landscape Food continues to be a strong metaphor, so tuck right in As with the first Little Basket 2017 New Malaysian Writing is the second book of this planned annual anthology It includes fiction, non fiction, poetry as well as a comic and a photo essay It s a tasty smorgasbord of what Malaysians are writing and thinking about while playing with our rich linguistic landscape Food continues to be a strong metaphor, so tuck right in As with the first volume, this book has a print run of 3,000 and won t be reprinted Featuring work by Terence A Anthony Maizura AbasLeela ChakrabartyLeon WingMasami Mustaza Elizabeth Gimbad HazieqaWan Phing Lim Daniel Chow Mahen BalaFoo Sek Han Sukhbir Cheema Chuah Guat Eng Edwin Kho and Julya Oui Marcus van Geyzel Subashini Navaratnam Marc de Faoite Kevin Lau Hanna Alkaf Satpal Kaler May Chong Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 1st Edition, 176 pages Published March 10th 2017 by FIXI Novo More Details ISBN13 9789670954783 Edition Language English Series Little Basket 2 Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about LITTLE BASKET 2017, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Apr 10, 2017 Marc Faoite rated it really liked it Review from the author Disclaimer I am one of the contributors to this book.This is the second edition of Little Basket New Malaysian Writing, continuing in the same vein as its 2016 predecessor, collecting some of the diverse voices that make up Malaysia s budding literary scene The title is a bit of a misnomer since it also includes photography, and what I m told is no longer correct to call a cartoon, but instead should be referred to as a graphic short story which actually means something rather different t Disclaimer I am one of the contributors to this book.This is the second edition of Little Basket New Malaysian Writing, continuing in the same vein as its 2016 predecessor, collecting some of the diverse voices that make up Malaysia s budding literary scene The title is a bit of a misnomer since it also includes photography, and what I m told is no longer correct to call a cartoon, but instead should be referred to as a graphic short story which actually means something rather different to me, but be that as it may The photos in question are from a series of unoccupied chairs sleepingchairs by documentarist Mahen Bala I m not sure the print quality fully does these photos justice, but the variety of chairs and their contexts are an interesting take on something we all too often take for granted The writing is principally divided between short stories, and poetry There are also a number of personal essays, mostly dealing with the question of identity, some, despite being articulate and tightly written, are bordering on self obsessed and might be at home on a blog than in a book.I m not going to explore every element in this collection, but I ll just highlight in no particular order a few of the pieces that stood out for me Hazieqa s Stories 1, 2 and 3 Misadventures in Food by Marcus Van GeyzelPantang by Hanna AlkafBhenchod by Satpal KalerAnd Crocodiles Lurk Below by Elizabeth Gimbad with reservations see below Though all the stories are in English several lapse momentarily into colloquial Malay and other languages Ko pikir ko pandai ka This certainly gives an authentic feel to the stories, but since part of the intention of this book is to introduce new Malaysian writing to a wider international audience it was will be distributed at international book fairs in London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo a glossary of the non English terms might have been helpful In fairness, in most cases where non English words or phrases are used they are either explained by the writers or understandable from the context, but in the example given above from Elizabeth Gimbad s story And Crocodiles Lurk Below there are several other untranslated Malay phrases in the same story you either understand it or you don t A dictionary or Google Translate won t provide you with answers either, but I will It translates roughly as You think you re smart is it Apart from the few I ve listed above there are other examples of fine writing, but where the point of the story seemed to be, well, frankly a few just sort of fizzled out without reaching any real conclusion, anecdotes that might be written well enough, but don t really stand up as stories A few pieces, one in particular sticks in my mind, felt a bit contrived, like a vehicle for a particular agenda or message the writer wants to push, which is fair enough the choice of character and context and outcome in my own story Temptation is far from innocent of such intentions But having a message isn t enough to make a story There has to be some substance beyond brow wiping and chin scratching On reflection, The Route to Education as I Track the Railways by Leela Charabarty deserves a mention It s a lovely piece and explores Malaysia s fractious education system in an interesting way The writing is solid, but I kept wanting her to push the analogy further I couldn t help wondering if the writer was inspired by Colson Whitehead s Underground Railway and include dead end sidings, and hijacked locomotives dragging the trains in directions they were never meant to go, derailings, head on collisions, obstructions on the tracks, there was a lot that could have been done with this piece and it feels a bit like a missed opportunity, but still an admirable and inventive story essay Compared to other collections by the same publisher I found that in general the standard of writing featured here was higher than in the past, much higher in fact Also there are a few new names, which is encouraging given the somewhat parochial nature of Malaysia s writing scene in English.The best wine for last My very favourite piece was the very last a short poem by May Chong called Restless Leg wonderfully economic, comic, and magical and definitely one of the highlights of this varied but worthwhile collection I ve read it several times now and it sparkles just as brightly every time.Conclusion Definitely worth reading if you want a taste of Malaysian writing Buy this book Support Malaysian writing You know you want to flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2017 Regina Ibrahim rated it liked it Hanya 3000 cetakan tanpa ulangan Ada dua tiga kisah yang menarik Ada yang bagaikan syok sendiri Lebih kurang 20 karya yang terkumpul diedit oleh 4 editor terpilih Ianya masih okay sekiranya separuh dari kumpulan karya masih menyeronokan untuk dibaca Tidaklah ada apa apa yang extravaganza cuma ianya berdasarkan resah hati kisah di Malaysia dengan gaya Bahasa Inggeris masing masing Temptation by Marc De faoite Pantang by Hanna Alkaf Odious Uncle Khong by Maizura Abas You can t make nasi Hanya 3000 cetakan tanpa ulangan Ada dua tiga kisah yang menarik Ada yang bagaikan syok sendiri Lebih kurang 20 karya yang terkumpul diedit oleh 4 editor terpilih Ianya masih okay sekiranya separuh dari kumpulan karya masih menyeronokan untuk dibaca Tidaklah ada apa apa yang extravaganza cuma ianya berdasarkan resah hati kisah di Malaysia dengan gaya Bahasa Inggeris masing masing Temptation by Marc De faoite Pantang by Hanna Alkaf Odious Uncle Khong by Maizura Abas You can t make nasi lemak with sushi rice by Masami Mustaza Bhenchod by Satpal KalerThe above titles are my selection The rest are still nice to be read flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Joni Chng rated it it was amazing I have read several of Fixi Novo s anthologies and this one is hands down the best compilation so far I rarely find books that I feel deserve a 5 star rating, but Little Basket 2017 definitely is one of the few even the sub par entries are a notch above the stories in their other anthologies I have previously read There s a nice mix of fiction and non fiction prose, with a number of entries that seem to blur the lines between what s autobiographical and made up A few poetry and visual works I have read several of Fixi Novo s anthologies and this one is hands down the best compilation so far I rarely find books that I feel deserve a 5 star rating, but Little Basket 2017 definitely is one of the few even the sub par entries are a notch above the stories in their other anthologies I have previously read There s a nice mix of fiction and non fiction prose, with a number of entries that seem to blur the lines between what s autobiographical and made up A few poetry and visual works are thrown in for good measure If this is what represents New Malaysian Writing, we should be proud Personal notable favorites are The Route to Education as I track the Railways Leela Chakrabarty TOK KOK Dissecting Toleransi Sukhbir Cheema Misadventures in Food Marcus van Geyzel You Can t Make Nasi Lemak with Sushi Rice Masami Mustaza flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 25, 2018 Ayundabhuwana rated it liked it Before this book, I don t think I have ever read any Malaysian writing before Despite all the controversy surrounding Indonesians and Malaysians, I ve always liked the people and the country And reading this short story collection almost a year after last being home in Indonesia, it felt so nice to read something that feels so much like home Because geographically, season wise, and people wise, though in this collection you can also see the uniqueness of Malaysians, they are not so much diffe Before this book, I don t think I have ever read any Malaysian writing before Despite all the controversy surrounding Indonesians and Malaysians, I ve always liked the people and the country And reading this short story collection almost a year after last being home in Indonesia, it felt so nice to read something that feels so much like home Because geographically, season wise, and people wise, though in this collection you can also see the uniqueness of Malaysians, they are not so much different from Indonesians Especially aspects of familiar words and the weather, familiar terms and norms and activities present in the stories here reminded me a lot of home.In general I think this collection is sophisticated and quite well composed There are stories, poems and even pictures, and some of the stories feel also similar to musings of a writer or just a small article Every story had their own writer s voices shining through, and it s apparent that there are a lot of talent in modern Malaysian writing My favourite stories include You can t make nasi lemak with sushi rice, Broken English as a first language, and Misadventures in food.Some of my favourite stories were the ones I read in the beginning, and I personally thought the first half of the book was much better than the second half However it definitely depends on who you are and as with any other short story collections, each story will appeal to different readers, and it s virtually impossible for someone to love every single story in this book, and likewise it is unlikely that anyone would hate all the stories in the collection A writing style that really stuck to me alongside the story and the characters of course was Temptation It was very different and unique and I m very interested to read stories by him.All in all Little Baskets was a wonderfully unique collection that is fresh and a great start for my exploration of other countries literature If you are familiar with South East Asian culture, you ll probably love the references and the themes that remind you of the place Even if you re totally unaware of Malaysian culture, food, or people, I think some of the stories in this book will also grip you and give you an interesting overview on life in Malaysia flag Like see review May 27, 2017 Alin Azuha rated it really liked it Kudos to the one who got the magnificent idea in creating this Little Basket claps hand I enjoyed this book very much and the cover of this book also looks good and cute I personally love 2 of the short stories inside this book and I dont want to tell whom cause YOU have to read this book and what are you waiting for Go get them fast lah flag Like see review Aug 21, 2017 Alien rated it really liked it 3.5 I like the 2016 better than this one 3.5 I like the 2016 better than this one flag Like see review Aug 22, 2018 Siti Aziz rated it really liked it A wide spectrum of new Malaysian views Relatable to the last words flag Like see review Aug 29, 2018 Eunice rated it really liked it Very interesting variety definitely puts the new in New Malaysian Writing Exciting to see how this evolves with time Enjoyed being able to understand cultural references flag Like see review Jul 23, 2017 Rehan Abd Jamil rated it liked it Overall nice flag Like see review View 2 comments Queen rated it really liked it Sep 04, 2017 Kong Hui rated it really liked it Jun 07, 2018 Leandra rated it really liked it Jul 11, 2017 Nurul Diyanah rated it really liked it Aug 24, 2018 Amirullah Zulkifli rated it really liked it Oct 11, 2017 Leela Chakrabarty rated it really liked it Apr 10, 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    1. Disclaimer I am one of the contributors to this book.This is the second edition of Little Basket New Malaysian Writing, continuing in the same vein as its 2016 predecessor, collecting some of the diverse voices that make up Malaysia s budding literary scene The title is a bit of a misnomer since it also includes photography, and what I m told is no longer correct to call a cartoon, but instead should be referred to as a graphic short story which actually means something rather different t [...]


    2. Hanya 3000 cetakan tanpa ulangan Ada dua tiga kisah yang menarik Ada yang bagaikan syok sendiri Lebih kurang 20 karya yang terkumpul diedit oleh 4 editor terpilih Ianya masih okay sekiranya separuh dari kumpulan karya masih menyeronokan untuk dibaca Tidaklah ada apa apa yang extravaganza cuma ianya berdasarkan resah hati kisah di Malaysia dengan gaya Bahasa Inggeris masing masing Temptation by Marc De faoite Pantang by Hanna Alkaf Odious Uncle Khong by Maizura Abas You can t make nasi Hanya 3000 [...]


    3. I have read several of Fixi Novo s anthologies and this one is hands down the best compilation so far I rarely find books that I feel deserve a 5 star rating, but Little Basket 2017 definitely is one of the few even the sub par entries are a notch above the stories in their other anthologies I have previously read There s a nice mix of fiction and non fiction prose, with a number of entries that seem to blur the lines between what s autobiographical and made up A few poetry and visual wor [...]


    4. Before this book, I don t think I have ever read any Malaysian writing before Despite all the controversy surrounding Indonesians and Malaysians, I ve always liked the people and the country And reading this short story collection almost a year after last being home in Indonesia, it felt so nice to read something that feels so much like home Because geographically, season wise, and people wise, though in this collection you can also see the uniqueness of Malaysians, they are not so much diffe Be [...]


    5. Kudos to the one who got the magnificent idea in creating this Little Basket claps hand I enjoyed this book very much and the cover of this book also looks good and cute I personally love 2 of the short stories inside this book and I dont want to tell whom cause YOU have to read this book and what are you waiting for Go get them fast lah




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