Out on 15 August 2024
Book cover for The Accidental Malay

The Accidental Malay



15 August 2024
480 minutes
Imprint: Picador


A sharply observed, elegantly crafted culture-clash state-of-the-nation drama that is not only witty but heartfelt.
Desire, religion and politics collide in this delicious debut . . . Slick, sharp and full of the frustrations and joys of modern urban Malaysia
A deeply nuanced study in the sometimes suffocating intertwining of race and religion for Malay-Muslims.
A novel both generous and scathing . . . a fast-paced, character-driven, furious and yet somehow joyful exploration of Malay ethnoreligious supremacy