On Love for Language

I embrace my culture, my Malayness, my tongue, as much as I embrace my love for the English language. I think I speak considerably good English and love reading books not because my parents are well to do and we come from an upper middle class background (because we don’t). My dad aint a sailor, … Continue reading On Love for Language

Diversity, Community & The Ways in Which Words Can Save Us

During the discussion panel on 'Why Diversity Matters in YA Fiction' at the Singapore Writers Festival this year, Nicola Yoon, author of 'Everything Everything', mentioned, Diversity is a personal thing - growing up, I didn't see myself in a book. It's always a white leading character. Diversity is not politics, but it becomes it. Now … Continue reading Diversity, Community & The Ways in Which Words Can Save Us