The Accidental Malay
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Product SKU 9789814984676
Size (L x W x H) 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 1.5 cm
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Jasmine Leong wants to be the next CEO of Phoenix, her family's billion-ringgit company known especially for its bak kwa. But when Jasmine discovers she is actually a Malay Muslim, her newfound identity threatens to upend her life and ambitions. Set in Kuala Lumpur and other areas of Malaysia, The Accidental Malay ( Click here  to read more about this book and its author in our blog ) examines the human cost of a country's racial policies, and paints a portrait of a woman unwilling to accept the fate history has designated for her.
Karina Robles Bahrin is the winner of South-East Asia’s richest literary prize for unpublished manuscripts, the Epigram Books Fiction Prize (EBFP) in 2022. Her debut novel, The Accidental Malay, was published by Epigram in August of this year. Karina’s short fiction work has appeared in several Malaysian anthologies. She lives and works on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia.