Fajar Generation, The: The University Socialist Club And The Politics Of Postwar Malaya And Singapore


by Poh Soo Kai; Tan Jing Quee; Koh Kay Yew

Fajar Generation, The: The University Socialist Club And The Politics Of Postwar Malaya And Singapore

Price:  US$26.00   (SGD32.50*)
Format:  Paper Back, 361 pages
Published:  2010, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789833782864
SB#:  048185 (111)

About This Book

The University Socialist Club (USC) was formed in February 1953. In the 1950s and 1960s the USC and its organ Fajar were a leading voice advocating the cause of the constitutional struggle for freedom and independence in peninsular Malaya and Singapore. The Fajar Generation tells the hitherto neglected story of a remarkable group of men and women who advanced a radical agenda of anti-colonialism, democracy, multiculturalism and social justice through the agency of the USC. Through personal memoirs and analytical essays the contributors to this collection illuminate the roles that they played in that extraordinary era of political turmoil in the modern histories of Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore, where different strands of nationalist thinking and competing political formations battled to define and shape the character of the future nation states. Indexed.


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