Salleh Ben Joned: A Most Unlikely Malay (Part 1 & 2)

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PHOTO: Salleh Ben Joned's family.

SALLEH Ben Joned is a witty, fearless and charismatic poet and writer that some have called the ‘bad boy of Malaysian literature’.

He is a satirist, critic and libertarian, known for challenging taboos about race, religion, sexuality and a whole lot more. In this two-part documentary series, his eldest daughter Anna takes us on a wild ride through the life and times of her infuriating yet utterly loveable father.

In Part 1 we hear about the influential decade the young Salleh spent in Australia where, among other things, he was a Colombo Plan scholar mentored by the controversial poet James McAuley at the University of Tasmania.

SALLEH and Anna at home at Sungai Penchala, Kuala Lumpur in the early 1970s
The Unlikely Malay Podcast Part 1:
The Unlikely Malay Podcast Part 2:
– BebasNews credits abc.net.au & Anna Salleh

 

Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/salleh-ben-joned-a-most-unlikely-malay-part-1/12639498
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