Interlok: Could Ridhuan Tee be right after all?

When a white novelist writes the dialogue of a black character, the condescension can make his reader cringe. Take the sample below: “I looks like gwine to heaven, an’t thar where white folks is gwine? S’pose they’d have me thar? I’d rather go to torment, and get away from Mas’r and Missis. I had so.” … Continue reading

Interlok: Chinese immigrants came here to carry shit buckets

Above: Scanned excerpt from ‘Interlok’, page 158 RELATED: Interlok: Chinese sell their daughters The main Chinese character in the book is Cing Huat who arrives in this land with his father Kim Lock. One of Kim Lock’s first jobs was to pull a rickshaw, whereas his son — the young boy — slaved away as … Continue reading