March 13, 2019Instead of a done-to-death dystopian future or typical romance, Malaysian author Hanna Alkaf offers a locally-set young adult novel that looks at one dark day in Malaysian history through the eyes of an unusual protagonist.
December 29, 2018Malaysia’s literacy rate stands at almost 95% but thousands of children in rural and urban-poor areas, as well as refugee children, still lack access to books. A social-entrepreneur project called BookMyHappiness is determined to change that.
October 2, 2018There's a thriving trade in pirated reads in Rabat, Morroco, that is doing wonders for literacy levels. However, it vexes Moroccan bookshops that are losing trade because of illegal copies of books.
March 31, 2018Old-fashioned book clubs, driven by social media, have become popular across India amid a rising literacy rate, a boom in Indians writing English novels, and busy professionals trying to get back into a reading habit.