Food for the soul: Malaysian short stories by 19 writers selected for pandemic anthology


An image from the lockdown in Kuala Lumpur featuring Civil Defence personnel delivering food for quarantined guests at a hotel. Photo: The Star/Azhar Mahfof

Conspiracy theories, frontliners and marginalised communities. The healing power of a garden. A trek through the mystical Sarawak highlands. And a nine-year old’s first encounter with death.

These may all seem like very disparate topics, but they are all united by one theme. They are all pandemic-era stories in The Lockdown Chronicles, an anthology of 19 fictional works in Malaysia.

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