How much should we expect of our readers? How much should we pander to other people's demands, especially when we are trying to reach across cultures? How much should we water down our uniqueness? Should we try to justify the distinctive elements of our culture?Please do go read the whole thing, and give Elizabeth your comments. There's a new batch of fiction up to enjoy and I think this is an initiative well worth supporting.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Justifying Malaysian Ways
I thought Elizabeth Wong's editorial piece for the latest edition of online magazine for young writers Inky Hands, raises a whole lot of interesting questions about who do, or who should, Malaysian writers write for.