is a London-based writer and academic. He is currently Senior Deputy Editor of the Muslim Institute's flagship quarterly publication Critical Muslim. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from King's College London and teaches and conducts research on minority religions and alternative spiritualities. He also heads Faith for the Climate, a UK-based interfaith network that focuses on addressing the climate crisis. He was a multiple award-winning singer-songwriter, playwright, and journalist in his native Malaysia.
“Inside Voices”: There’s Something About Malay Women
I love plays with Malay women characters. Call it my Malaysian Bumiputera baggage, call it internalised Orientalism – perhaps these are two sides of the same coin – but I have long relished the wit, feistiness, vulnerability and sensuality of Malay women captured in the growing canon of Malaysian and Singaporean plays in English and …
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