Category Archives: NABP Not a Book Post

[NABP] On being too feminist

“You should write an article on what it’s like to date a feminist,” I tell K. He laughs. “You know, I sometimes forget you are a feminist,” he says to me. “Until you say something and then I remember, oh … Continue reading

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[NABP] A few miscellanous things

I wrote an article for the Kyoto Review about the development of Bruneian narratives, which was generously edited by scholar and friend Keryn Ibrahim. If you’re interested, you can find it here. I picked up everything in the local authors … Continue reading

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[NABP] Gema dari Menara (Echoes from the Minaret)

Yesterday I went to White Screen Cinema in Sungai Hanching for a special screening of Brunei’s first film, Gema dari Menara (1968) translated as Echoes from the Minaret, and it was amazing. The screening was arranged by a colleague, who has watched the … Continue reading

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[NABP] Not a Book Post: “The Tudong Monologues”

I wasn’t going to write anything about this, simply because this blog is supposed to be about books. But because reading and writing are so linked for me, and because theatre comprises a lot of the Bruneian creative output that … Continue reading

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[Not a Book Post]: “The Dilemma of a Ghost” written by Ama Aita Aidoo

…and performed by PTEM students. I’m not going to comment on the performance as such, but I did have a few thoughts while watching. The Dilemma of a Ghost is a a play written in 1964 by Ama Aita Aidoo, … Continue reading

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