Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Intimating the Sacred – Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Andrew Hock Soon Ng


Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. This study provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book also reveals the intersections between religion and other facets of colonial and postcolonial identity such as class, gender and sexuality.

Keywords: Anglophone literature, Malaysia, religious rhetoric, colonial identity, post-colonial identity, class, gender, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083213
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Hock Soon Ng, author