Growing up with Ghosts

Growing up with Ghosts She is Chinese he is Punjabi It is Loh Siew Yoke and Surinder Singh fall in love and marry but face opposition from their families Their first child brings peace but tragedy soon strikes Haunte

  • Title: Growing up with Ghosts
  • Author: Bernice Chauly
  • ISBN: 9789834484583
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • She is Chinese, he is Punjabi It is 1966 Loh Siew Yoke and Surinder Singh fall in love and marry but face opposition from their families Their first child brings peace, but tragedy soon strikes.Haunted by the untimely death of her father, Malaysian writer Bernice Chauly embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery surrounding a curse that is thought to have plagued her fShe is Chinese, he is Punjabi It is 1966 Loh Siew Yoke and Surinder Singh fall in love and marry but face opposition from their families Their first child brings peace, but tragedy soon strikes.Haunted by the untimely death of her father, Malaysian writer Bernice Chauly embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery surrounding a curse that is thought to have plagued her family She traces a hundred years of her family history to Fatshan, China and Verka, India to recount and relive her ancestors lives against the histories of India, China, Singapore and Malaya Through prose, letters and journals in different voices, the author creates a layered portrait of how two families traversed time to collide through love and death Growing up with Ghosts is a moving memoir of the author coming to terms with grief, history and bloodlines.

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    About “Bernice Chauly

    • Bernice Chauly

      Bernice Chauly is the author of six books of poetry and prose Once We Were There 2017, Winner of the Penang Monthly Book Prize , Onkalo 2013, Direct, honest and powerful JM Coetzee , Growing Up With Ghosts 2011, Winner of the POPULAR The Star Readers Choice Award for Non Fiction , The Book of Sins 2008 , Lost in KL 2008 , and going there and coming back 1997 Born in George Town, Penang to Chinese Punjabi teachers, she read Education, TESL and English Literature in Canada as a government scholar For over 20 years, she has worked extensively in the creative industries as a writer, teacher, photographer, actor and filmmaker and has won multiple awards for her work and her contribution to the arts in Malaysia.Chauly has served as Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival since 2011, the only state funded literary festival in Malaysia She was also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa s International Writing Program IWP in 2014, and was awarded residencies at the Nederlands Letterenfonds in Amsterdam and the Sitka Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska She is the founder and Director of the KL Writers Workshop, and currently lectures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus UNMC She lives in Kuala Lumpur with her two daughters.



    393 thoughts on “Growing up with Ghosts

    • I wanted to like this book but I can t recommend it In summary it really sounds like something I would be into Chauly traces three generations of her Punjabi Chinese family through narrative as well as primary and secondary source material including letters, journal entries and newspaper clippings, touching slightly on the political and historical context surrounding the lives of her ancestors I love memoir, I love family sagas, I love politics, I love exploring racial identities and diaspora an [...]


    • Tried my hardest to read through those love letters barf , maybe I just need to be in the right mood Though this book had its moments


    • I think it was amazing Bernice Chauly told the story of her parents from their own words, and little of hers Much of the originality of the story is kept this way I liked reading all the letters and journal entries transcribed in the book Some of them have lengthy description that I don t really like but nevertheless, this is a great memoir Read this


    • very mystical and enlightening in several ways went through the book really quickly because i was excited about the culture laid thick within the writing really happy i read it.


    • Sebuah buku yang barangkali adalah jawapan kepada pesoalan kenapa masyarakat Malaysia boleh tinggal dalam kepelbagaian kaum.


    • It took Bernice Chauly 23 years to finish her Growing Up With Ghosts Such a wonderful biography, credit to her, I enjoyed every single page of the book


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