This is the story of a Malaysian born in the twilight of British Malaya, growing up in an independent Malaysia, attaining maturity as his nation approaches the turn of the millennium and this is the story of Malaysia’s own growth, as seen through his eyes.
The historical and biographical narrative is interwoven with passages culled from a months long journey through the nation as the narrator visits every Malaysian state, exploring his country and, in so doing, his own soul.
About Rehman Rashid:
Rehman Rashid was born in Taiping, Perak in 1955 and educated at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar and the University College of Swansea, Wales, retiring to the hills of Hulu Selangor in 2010 after a globe-trotting 30-year career in print, broadcast and online media. He has won Journalist of the Year awards in Malaysia (1985) and Bermuda (1991), and written four books: Pangkor: Treasure of the Straits (1990), A Malaysian Journey (1993), Small Town (2016), and Peninsula (2016).