This is on short notice, yes. The Lincoln corner is organising a roundtable with Barbara Ismail (the author of Shadow Play) on Saturday, November 9, at the Lincoln corner at the Kuala Lumpur Library (Jalan Raja/Dataran Merdeka) at 10:00 am – 11:00 am. She will be discussing the influences on her writing work, her passion, and her time in Kelantan. She would also like to get a feel for Malaysian writing and publishing while she's here. Please email Gerard George of the Lincoln Center: GeorgeG2@state.gov if you are interested to attend. We believe that places are limited.
About this author
Barbara Ismail spent several years in Kelantan, Malaysia in the
1970s and '80s, living in Kampong Dusun and Pengkalan Chepa,
studying Wayang Siam and the Kelantanese dialect. She holds a Ph.D
in Anthropology from Yale University, and is originally from
Brooklyn, New York. Shadow Play is the first in Barbara Ismail's
series of "Kain Songket Mysteries" based in Kelantan.