Sep 23, 2020
Growing up with Ghosts
Posted by Bernice Chauly

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.

  • Title: Growing up with Ghosts
  • Author: Bernice Chauly
  • ISBN: 9789834484583
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

    菁华

    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 [...]


    Mardheanna

    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


    Lyla Ibrahim

    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


    Eleena Bakrie

    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.


    Aiman Nazirmuddin

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


    Azura Mustafa

    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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