We, the Survivors Reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Read "Ones We Know: The Malaysian Dream in Tash Aw’s We, the Survivors" in LARB, a review of Tash Aw's latest novel, by fellow Malaysian Jaymee Goh.

We, the Survivors considers how we tell our own stories, and how others tell our stories for us, when we are the subjects who are instrumentalized for other people’s ambitions and desires, but nonetheless attempt to speak our own truths…Tash Aw’s brutal simplicity of portraiture lays bare the landscape of human labor and exploitation under capitalism, especially in a country desperate to see itself as ‘modern’ without considering the human costs of the process.”

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