Decolonizing the Malaysian Mind: Celebrating the Pioneering Achievement of Lloyd Fernando’s Cultural Politics

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Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

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This article maps Lloyd Fernando’s contributions to Malaysian English-language literature as Head of English at the University of Malaya, examines his negotiations with the inception of Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) as National Language and the downgrading of Malaysian English writing to sectional literature recorded in Cultures in Conflict (1986) and concludes with comparative readings of this collection and his novel, Scorpion Orchid (1976).

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LIM, Shirley Geok-Lin. Decolonizing the Malaysian Mind: Celebrating the Pioneering Achievement of Lloyd Fernando’s Cultural Politics. SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English, [S.l.], v. 55, n. 2, p. 228-243, dec. 2018. ISSN 0127-046X. Available at: <https://sare.um.edu.my/article/view/15197>. Date accessed: 07 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22452/sare.vol55no2.17.
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