All systems go: my debut novel Nazi Goreng is available now from Monsoon Books, Singapore. I am extremely happy and excited about what will happen next!!
Here’s a shorter synopsis:
“Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man’s coming-of-age in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the racial tensions that pervade Malaysian society. Asrul is a fanatical yet naïve Muslim skinhead from small town Kedah, who finds escape in hardcore punk and aspires to life in the big city. After Asrul is recruited by friend Malik to join a neo-Nazi skinhead gang, the boys move to Penang to realise their racially fuelled teenage dreams.
Petty acts of ethnic violence against immigrant workers and minority groups in the name of Kuasa Melayu (Malay Power) earn Asrul limited social empowerment and occasional ridicule, so it is not without trepidation that he follows Malik again, this time into the seedy world of the Malaysian narcotics trade, where selling drugs offers quick money and street respect.”
Non-Asian readers, fear not as the book’s available in both paperback and eBook editions in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. If you are in Southeast Asia, look for it in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. The book will be available through Amazon in the next few days, please be patient. For a complete list of retailers, please follow this link.