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A supernatural exposé of a past system that still has a tight grip on contemporary Singapore and Malaysia. It's August of 1931 in Singapore, sixteen-year-old Lim Mei Mei (Ah Mei) arrives at the home of Eminent Mister Lee on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Month. She has been sold to the family as a mui tsai, an indentured servant girl. At the Lee household, Lim Mei Mei's life education begins. There she encounters the spirit of Ah Lian, a mui tsai, who paid the ultimate price for her mistake. Through Ah Lian, Ah Mei discovers the plight of mui tsai, who are both helpless and powerful, and uncovers a shameful secret lurking in the shadows in the Lee house. Ah Mei also meets and falls in love with Hassan Mohamed, an Indian-Muslim and an aspiring poet, breaking every clause in the rule book of love in 1930s British Malaya. She becomes Hassan's Polar Star, and the young lovers must find a way to stay together. Through a twist of fate, Ah Mei finds a solution that will keep her and Hassan together, at the same time gaining agency that will secure her own future as an uneducated servant girl in British Malaya.
  • | Author: Eva Wong Nava
  • | Publisher: Penguin Random House Sea
  • | Publication Date: Feb 22, 2022
  • | Number of Pages: 232 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 9814882275
  • | ISBN-13: 9789814882279
Author:
Eva Wong Nava
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Sea
Publication Date:
Feb 22, 2022
Number of pages:
232 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9814882275
ISBN-13:
9789814882279