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The Fajar Generation - Poh Soo Kai; Tan Jing Quee; Koh Kay Yew (eds)
The Fajar Generation - Poh Soo Kai; Tan Jing Quee; Koh Kay Yew (eds)
$37.00
Manufacturer Number: ML3116
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The Fajar Generation:

The University Socialist Club and the Politics of Postwar Malaya and Singapore

Poh Soo Kai; Tan Jing Quee; Koh Kay Yew (eds)

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Some of the survivors of the University Socialist Club, publishers of the Fajar magazine, recount their experiences as the standard bearers of the intellectual left in the Singapore of the 1950s and 1960s. They championed democracy, social justice and multiculturalism in a radical new Malayan state. They survived an attempt by the British to ban the publication in 1954, but succumbed to banning by the Government of Singapore in 1963. Ironically that Government was headed by Lee Kuan Yew, who, as Harry Lee, was a lawyer for 'The Fajar 8' at their trial in 1954. 328 pages with an index.

Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

Published by SIRD, Petaling Jaya, 2010. First edition. ISBN: 9789833782864

Condition:  New. Paperback.