Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems is anthology of Malaysian poems in English which introduces and showcases works of Malaysian poets that cover a period of over sixty years, from the beginning of Malaysian literature in English to present day. It brings together voices of poets from multicultural and multilingual Malaysia appropriating the English language for their own expression.
Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems brings together works from various sources: poems from early literary journals and anthologies, the traditional published volumes of poetry and from new online sources.
This volume fills a gap since Edwin Thumboo’s The Second Tongue (1976), a landmark volume on Malaysian and Singaporean poetry in English. Libraries and many courses on Malaysian literature will benefit from Malchin Testament: Malaysia Poems. A volume of poetry that is essential reading for anyone who has an interest in Malaysian poetry in English.
Ronald Carter, Professor of English,
University of Nottingham, UK