Heritage, Culture and Society: Critical Voices of Young Malays
Azhar Ibrahim Alwee and Norshahril Saat
Paperback, 266 pages
Existing books, references and research papers focusing on the Malay community in Singapore are often written from an outsider's point of view. Publications by Singaporean Malays about the socio-historical development of the Malay community in Singapore are still few and far between. The Singapore Malays: Our Heritage and Legacy series aspires to bridge that gap by publishing a series of books that will encourage introspection and reflection on our social history and culture.
The titles in this series are purposely varied to include topics on cultures and the arts, social history and cultural development, trends in religious practices and socio-economic life, and the spirit of enterprise of the Malay community in Singapore. This is to allow different perspectives and unique insights into the everyday lived experiences and collective memories of our community to be brought forth. Each writer will analyse the various challenges faced by the Malay community in Singapore, from the nineteenth century to contemporary times, using his or her lens and world view, supported by intensive research.