Tapestry: Weaving through Malaysia’s social and cultural complexities
ISBN : 9789674155223
Author: Sharyn Shufiyan
Published Date: August 2019
An honest snapshot of a young woman’s coming of age in the years just before Malaysia Baru, Tapestry is a selection of articles written by Sharyn Shufiyan, first published in her fortnightly column in The Star between 2010 and 2015. Also included are articles published in Selangor Times between 2010 and 2013, as well as other works.
Tapestry traces Sharyn’s observations and thoughts on the complexities of culture, coexistence and integration in Malaysia, exploring topics that deal with notions of home and belonging, the environment, identity politics and social pressures. The book also reminds us of some of the persistent continuities from Malaysia Lama—issues of race, religion, migration, censorship, and the policing of women’s bodies, among others.