The Best of the Mekong Review. MINH BUI JONES.

The Best of the Mekong Review

Petaling Jaya. Gerakbudaya Enterprise. 2019. Stock ID #162324

Black and white photographic illustrations, 392pp, paperback. Over the past three years, the Mekong Review has transformed itself from an obscure magazine born in Cambodia to an acclaimed quarterly of culture and ideas and one of the most recognised titles in Southeast Asia. It provides a space for writers, artists and photographers to explore a wide variety of subjects in an exhilarating way. The Mekong Review publishes long-form reviews, essays, interviews, profiles, poetry and fiction from the region and beyond - whose common features are their range, their knowledge and their fearlessness.

The Best of Mekong Review presents a selection of engaging essays and reviews selected by Minh Bui Jones, the founding editor, from over 250 pieces the magazine has published. The selection features established writers like Emma Larkin, Sebastian Strangio and John Sidel, and emerging local talents such as Pim Wangtechawat, Laurel Flores Fautauzzo and Norman Erikson Pasaribu. It draws from a large palette of subjects: from shopping malls in Bangkok to climate change in the Mekong Delta; from memories of war to secret conflicts; from Aung San Suu Kyi to Najib Razak; from Marguerite Duras to Viet Thanh Nguyen to Chinese tourism. Essential reading for all those with an interest in one of the most complex and dynamic regions of the world. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162324).

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