Facing Challenges In An Increasingly Colonial World, Chye Hoon, A Rebellious Young Girl, Must Learn To Embrace Her Mixed Malayan Chinese Identity As A Nyonya And Her Destiny As A Cook, Rather Than Following Her First Dream Of Attending School Like Her Brother.Amidst The Smells Of Chillies And Garlic Frying, Chye Hoon Begins To Appreciate The Richness Of Her Traditions, Eventually Marrying Wong Peng Choon, A Chinese Man Together, They Have Ten Children At Last, She Can Pass On The Stories She Has Heard Magical Tales Of Men From The Sea And Her Warrior S Courage, Along With Her Wonderful Kueh Cakes.But The Cultural Shift Towards The West Has Begun Chye Hoon Finds Herself Afraid Of Losing The Heritage She So Prizes As Her Children Move And Into The Modernising Western World.
Of Malaysian Chinese heritage, Selina Siak Chin Yoke grew up listening to family stories and ancient legends She always knew that one day, she would write After an eclectic life as a physicist, banker and trader in London, the heavens intervened In 2009 Siak was diagnosed with cancer While recovering, she decided not to delay her dream of writing any longer Her first novel, The Woman W
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- The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (Malayan #1)
- Selina Siak Chin Yoke
- 25 June 2017 Selina Siak Chin Yoke