Lee Su Kim

Sarong Secrets: Of love, loss and longing

Pure reading pleasure from start to finish … bitter-sweet, light and delicate as the kebaya, spiced with the tang of sambal belachan. From the author of the award-winning bestseller Kebaya Tales comes yet another amazing collection featuring the colourful world of the babas and nyonyas. In Sarong Secrets, Su Kim tells more tales of passion and unfulfilled love, of innocence lost, greed and betrayal, of loneliness and the search for a sense of belonging – all of which harken to the unique Peranakan culture, a heritage teetering on the brink of extinction. Filled with humour, wit and vivid details, her compelling stories will delight and excite. Interspersed amongst her stories are pictures of beautiful sarongs, accessories and artifacts from a unique community renowned for its love of colour and sumptuous material culture.About the AuthorLee Su Kim is the author of nine books including two bestsellers. An Associate Professor of English at the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Su Kim has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston. Her research interests are in Language, Culture and Identity. She has presented papers at international conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia, and published widely on language and identity issues. In October 2010, she was an invited writer to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival at Ubud, Bali.
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