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.
- Books I will reread!We’re three months into 2019! I thought this would have been enough time for me to reflect on the books I read back in 2018. I have explored many topics from anti-capitalism, environmental justice, career humanitarianism amongst many others. TheseContinue reading “Books I will reread!”
- Book Review: Growing up PerempuanThe synopsis says it all, “Growing up as a woman is hard. Growing up as a woman in the Muslim community is harder.” Growing up Perempuan (as a woman) is an anthology written by Muslim women in Singapore. The womenContinue reading “Book Review: Growing up Perempuan”
- Curated Bookshelf: Singapore’s 53rd birthdaySome of my favorite publishing companies and bookstores often curate their bookshelves according to events or themes. Verso books and Haymarket books did a great curation and sale of books during the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the unjust treatmentContinue reading “Curated Bookshelf: Singapore’s 53rd birthday”
- Book review: Living with myths in SingaporeSingapore is a mythic nation. It is mythic in the sense that what Singaporeans take to be ‘reality’ and ‘common sense’ are in fact shaped by a group of myths. The popular idea that good, robust government policies are theContinue reading “Book review: Living with myths in Singapore”
- Book Review: “Perempuan: Muslim Women in Singapore Speak out”Perempuan: Muslim Women in Singapore Speak Out is the seminal project by the gender equality advocacy organization: AWARE Singapore. A first of its kind, this anthology provides a platform for Malay Muslim women to vocalize their experiences and struggles asContinue reading “Book Review: “Perempuan: Muslim Women in Singapore Speak out””
- Book review: “Thomas Stamford Raffles: Schemer or Reformer?”Singapore intends to commemorate (and by extension celebrate) the bicentennial anniversary of colonial rule. As of 2019, it would have been 200 years since the British landed on our shores and strongarmed the local rulers to sign an unjust treaty.Continue reading “Book review: “Thomas Stamford Raffles: Schemer or Reformer?””