HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology

HEAT A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology HEAT is part of a threesome of Southeast Asian urban anthologies The other two are called FLESH and TRASH We chose to interpret urban as a state of mind rather than population count or infrastructural

  • Title: HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology
  • Author: Khairani Barokka Ng Yi-Sheng
  • ISBN: 9789670954363
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • HEAT is part of a threesome of Southeast Asian urban anthologies The other two are called FLESH and TRASH We chose to interpret urban as a state of mind rather than population count or infrastructural development, so a few of these stories and essays take place in very remote places indeed But they shake it up, they twist and shout, they wanna show you what it s all aHEAT is part of a threesome of Southeast Asian urban anthologies The other two are called FLESH and TRASH We chose to interpret urban as a state of mind rather than population count or infrastructural development, so a few of these stories and essays take place in very remote places indeed But they shake it up, they twist and shout, they wanna show you what it s all about.Featuring work by Gabriela Lee, Zed Adam Idris, Vina Jie Min Prasad, Rewat Panpipat translated by Marcel Barang , Nikki Alfar, Joseph Ng, O Thiam Chin, Christine V Lao, Alexander Marcos Osias, Catalina Rembuyan, H n Du Mu c, Maf Deparis Ivery del Campo, Diyana Mohamad, Peter Zaragoza Mayshle, Lee Ee Leen, Zedeck Siew, Bonnie Etherington and Julie Koh.

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    1. 4 stars may be a bit high as this is an uneven collection. However there were some very good stories in it (more later) to be specific, 'Southeast Asia' covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Singapore. Haven't read much from that region, can only think of Samarasan's Evening is the Whole Day (Malaysia), or the tales of Vietnamese exiles in America like Thuy's 'The Gangster we are all Looking For', so my daughter's Christmas present was welcome to fill gaps.This gets [...]

    2. Bukan 'taste' saya barangkali. Ada cerpen yang menarik seperti 'Tinder' dan 'Appliances'. Tema patriarki yang dicuba diangkat oleh Nikki Alfar dalam 'Appliances' amat menjadi bilamana penulis menganalogikan wanita itu sama seperti peralatan dan perkakas rumah yang boleh dijual beli di pasaran; simbolik kepada wanita yang sentiasa dilihat sebagai objek dalam dunia patriarki. Cerpen-cerpen yang lain agak suam-suam kuku. Mungkin saya mengharapkan lebih banyak mengangkat ekpresi dan nilai di Asia Te [...]

    3. A veritable cornucopia of South East Asian writing, with themes as diverse as the the writers. My favourite stories, in no particular order, were Appliances by Nikki Alfar, Borcay Islands by Maffi Deparis and Ivery del Campo, Heartlands by Diyana Mohamad, and The Procession by Julie Koh, but I enjoyed most of the other stories too. All in all a solid collection.(Disclaimer - I have had several stories published by this publisher and was involved in editing Trash - a triplet sister in this colle [...]

    4. This is a great anthology because it's cute and full of a variety of voices. It is, however, not the best writing. Some of the stories kind of float around. They aren't great literary successes here. But it's a fast read and it has some great cultural perspectives I wouldn't normally have seen. So eeeeeh 5/10 or 6/10.

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