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Join us at Temu House on Nov 6 for a conversation with Malaysian author Preeta Samarasan! She will be speaking with The Vibesโ€™ Kalash Nanda Kumar about her new novel, ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ'๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. Audience Q&A and book signing will follow. Entrance is free, RSVP required via Temu House.


About the author:

Preeta Samarasan grew up in Ipoh, was educated in Malaysia and the US, and now lives in France. Her first novel, Evening Is the Whole Day, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the 2008 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. Her short fiction and essays have been published in literary journals in several countries. Tale of the Dreamer's Son (2022) is her second novel.


About the book:

In what was once a Scottish tea planterโ€™s mansion in the highlands of Peninsular Malaysia, all religions are one and race is unheard of. That is, until the occupants of what is now known as the Muhibbah Centre for World Peace are joined by Salmah, a Malay Muslim woman. โ€œAll are welcome here,โ€ they are reminded by their spiritual leader, Cyril Dragon, who is trying to ignore news of the changing political climate with its increasing religious intolerance. He is still trying to forget May 13, 1969, when ethnic tensions boiled over into bloodshed. Tale of the Dreamerโ€™s Son guides us from that fateful incident in Malaysian history to the present day. Throughout, Samarasanโ€™s polyphonic, rambunctious prose brilliantly navigates the tug-of-war between ideals and reality.


Date: 6th November 2022

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Books will be on sale by LitBooks




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