Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. This study provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book also reveals the intersections between religion and other facets of colonial and postcolonial identity such as class, gender, and sexuality. It will appeal to students and specialists of Southeast Asian literature and scholars working on the intersections of (post)modernity and religion.
Andrew Hock Soon Ng is senior lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia. He is the author of "Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives and Interrogating Interstices."