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LAUNCH: "Jean Marshall's Pahang Letters 1953-54," ed. Mandakini Arora

  • The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore, 179429 Singapore (map)

“Life generally is a bit hedged in with precautions at the moment,” Jean Marshall wrote, with characteristic understatement, to her parents in England.

Experience the fragments of Malaya’s turbulent history through one woman’s heartfelt letters to her birthplace in England. Join publisher Ethos Books for an evening with Jean Marshall, who will be sharing about her year in Pahang and reading from the letters she wrote over 60 years ago. 

Mandakini Arora is a historian of gender and colonialism with a penchant for oral history. She started life in tea country in the northeast of India and went to boarding school in Darjeeling followed by college in Delhi. She has a master’s degree in Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a PhD in Russian history from Duke University. Mandakini moved in 1999, with her husband and daughter, to Singapore where she has lived since.

VENUE: The Arts House (Chamber)
ADDRESS: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

14 Nov 2017, 6pm-9pm

Earlier Event: November 12
SWF 2017: A Dialogue Between Twin Cities
Later Event: November 18
WORKSHOP: Writing the City (Nov 2017)