Southeast Asian Women’s Fiction: 5 Short Reads

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About Apple and Knife,
Written by Gema Charmaine Gonzales, and was originally published in Book Riot,
Oct 05, 2020


Southeast Asian literature has not garnered as much attention as its neighboring counterparts. And yet, the worlds and characters crafted by Southeast Asian writers form a rich and subtly critical scene that begs to be discovered. Women writers, in particular, have much to do with enriching this region’s literary landscape. I have curated a list of 5 short Southeast Asian novels by women for a quick read. For those who wish to explore Southeast Asian women’s fiction, start here.

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