Hail Penang! Being The Narrative Of Comedies And Tragedies In A Tropical Outpost, Among Europeans, Chinese, Malays, And Indians


by Bilainkin, George

Hail Penang! Being The Narrative Of Comedies And Tragedies In A Tropical Outpost, Among Europeans, Chinese, Malays, And Indians

Price:  US$18.66   (SGD23.32*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 271 pages
Published:  2010, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789675719028
SB#:  050013 (130)

About This Book

This book was first published in 1932, written by George Bilainkin, editor of the Penang newspaper The Straits Echo. Through a series of engaging sketches and reflections he discloses a wonderfully compelling portrait of Penang, its personalities and its environs. Looking beyond the complacent colonial fa?ade Bilainkin grapples directly and indirectly with a wide range of topics that have strikingly modern echoes: the absurdities of social snobbery; the position of women in society; and the fraught nature of race relations. This edition has a new foreword by Ilsa Sharp, and offers an original, engaging and provocative glimpse of colonial society that is sure to engage a new generation of readers.


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