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The Very Best of Mekong Review

Publisher: Epigram Books
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    Since 2015, Mekong Review has provided a fresh perspective on Asian histories, lives and cultures. The Very Best of Mekong Review brings together thirty-two of the finest essays and reviews published between 2019 and 2022 in the quarterly magazine, selected by its editor, Minh Bui Jones. A diverse crop of esteemed and emerging writers such as Bernice Chauly, Sunisa Manning, Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh and Richard Javad Heydarian delve into the promise of Anwar Ibrahim, the legacy of V.S. Naipaul, the 2019 protests in Hong Kong, the military history of Myanmar, dining out in Tokyo, and more. They offer insight and nuance to the rich cultural and political landscape of Asia.

  • Praise for The Mekong Review:

    "A rich, in-depth and nuanced portrait of the region."
    —Emma Larkin, journalist and author

    "A polished quarterly journal."
    —The Financial Times

    "[Mekong Review] features the voices of writers whose thoughts aren't always welcome in their own countries."

    "The smartest literary review to come out of Southeast Asia."
    —Tilted Axis Press

    "Mekong Review is a beacon for this region and its writers." 
    —Richard Oh, filmmaker and author

  • Minh Bui Jones is the founding editor of Mekong Review, a literary quarterly publishing fiction, non-fiction and poetry from Southeast Asia. He was also the founding editor of The Diplomat. He has worked in the media for three decades, including stints as a television producer at SBS-TV, reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald and news editor at Asia Times Online.

ISBN: 9789814984898
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 296
Size: 225mm x 152mm