The Voices of Contact Languages in Asia: An Introduction
For multilingual writers, choosing to write in their heritage languages can be seen as an expression of agency, an active choice to communicate in a nondominant language.
The Gut Demons
“When you go in search of food, you must do so at night, and you must only go with your head and intestines.”
Eyes of the Wave
Eyes of blue-green watch you, / Dimpled smiles hidden in water.
Mr. Marcos (A Soliloquy)
The moon taunts, smiles, / “Come into my parlor, old man.”
We are known as the Chetti of Melaka, / Guardians of tradition and culture.