Saturday, 22 September 2007
'Where Monsoons Meet' back in print
A few months ago I wrote two articles for my NST column.
The paper refused to print the longer one (since plagiarism is a touchy issue there) but printed the shorter one.
It was about Where Monsoons Meet: A People's History of Malaya, an illustrated book (reminiscent of those A Beginner's Guide to ... thingies) that looks at our country's history through a Marxist, progressive type of lens. There are many historical books coming out now, but none takes quite the same approach. At the time I wrote it, the book had been out of print for over a decade.
Imagine my surprise when, after reading my article, a publisher called me up to say that he intended to bring the book back into print in time for Merdeka.
He appears to have been a few days late but ... here it is now, and also in bookshops, and it includes my article as Foreword.