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About Firqin

I work on issues pertaining to code-switching functions, language use and language perception in the Malay community and Malay world. I am interested in the ethnolinguistic diversity of a community and the linguistic variations of other Englishes. Through my research, I have been increasingly interested in the intersections of language, race, gender, identity and self-esteem in Singapore. My work has been published in magazines like Karyawan, online portals Beyond the Hijab, the book Growing up Perempuan and academic journals.

If you are interested in reading mini, short reviews feel free to visit my Instagram. I have worked with local writers, and large publishing companies and I am open to review new non-fiction books that touch on pertinent social issues (such as feminism, gender, race, capitalism, inequality, class etc.) on my blog or Instagram page.

Writings