The Professor – S$30.00

Suliza is a feminist professor who discovers her sexuality while at an Islamic religious school. After her first relationship ends in tragedy, Suliza moves to the United States to continue her studies; there, she starts researching and advocating for human rights, a journey which takes her from Cornell to Geneva and Stockholm. Upon her return to Malaysia, she and her lawyer friend Maria are frequently the targets of conservative groups for their activism and sexuality but when Suliza meets Hashimah, a cleaner at her university whose abusive husband is a wanted terrorist, the dangers become even greater. When Hashimah’s husband is later arrested, an Islamist mob descends on Suliza’s house, leading to her tragic death. Crossing borders and cultures, Faisal Tehrani’s The Professor is a love story but also a meditation on the meaning of justice, sexuality and religion in a society increasingly dominated by extremism.

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  • Title: The Professor
  • Author: Faisal Tehrani
  • ISBN: 9789670311432
  • Book Size: 130.0mm x 190.0mm
  • Weight: 392g
  • No. of pages: 329p
  • Price: S$30.00(before tax)
  • Year: 2019
  • Finish: Paperback
  • Published by: Gerakbudaya
  • Printing: B/W
  • Genre: Fiction

Additional information

Weight 392 g
Dimensions 13.0 × 19.0 cm

Gerakbudaya

Established in 2000, and nominated for 2020’s Prix Voltaire, Gerakbudaya is a publisher and distributor of books that embody social awareness, critical and alternative perspectives, and the hidden histories of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the wider world we live in.

Gerakbudaya is dedicated to the circulation of timely and important books, to breaking down artificial barriers between writers/thinkers and between institutions and the outside world, and generating informed discussions on important issues in Malaysian life by providing different views and fresh insights.

As a publisher, alongside our academic imprint Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), we are committed to publishing original and thought provoking books which produce a critical awareness of Malaysian politics, history, culture and society.

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