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Hail Penang! Being the Narrative of Comedies and Tragedies in a Tropical Outpost, among Europeans, Chinese, Malays, and Indians. 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.

Hail Penang!

SKU: 050013
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    Bilainkin, George
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    Areca Books

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