A Basket Is Not Just a Swear Word

    1. Event Type Seminar

A Basket Is Not Just a Swear Word

13 Apr 2016, 17:30 - 18:30

Gallery Suite Room 1 Grand Hall Gallery

Language:
English

In Malaysia, 'basket' is a slightly more refined way to refer to a ruder word which technically means a male of illegitimate birth. It's one of those quirky byproducts of English colonialism. 

But here in the LBF, a Malaysian publisher talks about the state of reading, writing and publishing in his country. 

He will do this while launching the first of an annual anthology, Little Basket, that aims to highlight Anglophone writing from Malaysia. He does not plan on using words like 'Anglophone' during his talk. 

 

You will be able to get Little Basket 2016 during this session, so if the talk gets a bit boring you may just flip through it.

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