Playing For Malaya: A Eurasian Family In The Pacific War

by Kenneison, Rebecca

Playing For Malaya: A Eurasian Family In The Pacific War

Price:  US$27.36   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 208 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789971695736
SB#:  052696 (106)

About This Book

This account of a Malayan Eurasian family's experience of living - and dying - in Malaya in the 1930s & 40s ranges widely. These are accounts of ways of life of Eurasians of the period and the pressures they faced as well as many of the tradegies and brutalities which the extended family experienced in WWII Bitternesses, subterfuges, and heroisms occasioned by direct cruelties and also racially discriminatory policies in Malaya, and also by British, Austrlian authorities are described. Much case material is drawn from the author's own family's experiences and includes discussion of self-identification issues experienced by people of mixed race, and of major decisions involved in nuclear war. With archival photographs.

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