Longlisted for the 2013 Frank O'connor International Short Story Award
Malay Sketches is a collection of stories that borrows its name from a book of anecdotes by colonial governor Frank Swettenham, describing Malay life on the Peninsula. In Alfian Sa’at’s hands, these sketches are reimagined as flash fictions that record the lives of members of the Malay community in Singapore. With precise and incisive prose, Malay Sketches offers the reader profound insights into the realities of life as an ethnic minority.
© 2012 by Alfian Sa'at. Published in paper format in Singapore by Ethos Books, recorded by Storyside 2020.