Tears of the Batang Ai by Ng Kui Choo

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In this debut collection of short stories, Ng Kui Choo opens little windows into the lives of the nondescript caught up in situations over which they have no control. Set against the backdrop of Malaysia's rich cultural heritage and unique racial tapestry, Tears of the Batang Ai is a collection of deceptively ordinary but beautifully-crafted vignettes that aptly capture the poignancy of the nondescript struggling to come to terms with the various facets in which life presents itself. The strength of the stories lies in Ng's ability to engage and draw the reader deep into the captivating folds of each story with her earnestness and disarming simplicity.

About Ng Kui Choo

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Ng Kui Choo, who holds a first degree in English Literature (University of Malaya, Malaysia) and a Master's degree in Education (University of Leeds, UK), is a senior lecturer in the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia. She is also actively involved in a charity for disabled children in Malaysia.Writing has always been her passion. As a school girl, she frequently took part in, and won, school story-writing competitions. In 1985, her story A Monkey in the House won second prize in the Her World Short Story-Writing Competition. She co-edited her first book, Double-Boiled Ginseng For the Mind in year 2004. Tears of the Batang Ai was actually completed in year 2005. In year 2006, Kui Choo started her weekly column - Special Moments with KC - with a local daily. Her writings, whilst capturing the essence of the trials and tribulations of the special community in Malaysia, also reflected her experiences as mother to a child with Down Syndrome.Kui Choo lives with her husband and four children in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Published May 20, 2011 by AuthorHouse UK. 140 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction