International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2020

Dr. Nazry Bahrawi

Dr. Nazry Bahrawi specialises in the study of Muslim texts, thoughts and traditions of Indian Ocean cultures between Muslim Southeast Asia and the Middle East. His research is informed by decolonial theory, world literature, translation studies as well as literary and critical theory.

He serves on the international advisory board of Critical Muslim (Hurst & Co.), a UK-based quarterly of ideas and issues which presents Muslim perspectives on the great debates of our times. Dr. Nazry has translated two literary works from Bahasa to English by Singapore’s Cultural Medallion winners — Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s collection of short stories, Lost Nostalgia (Ethos: 2017) and Nadiputra’s play, Lorong Buang Kok: The Musical (Cokelat: 2012).

Beyond the academia, he has published op-ed commentaries on Southeast Asian culture and society in international media platforms such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian, South China Morning Post and Today. His broadcast media appearances as a cultural critic include current affairs programmes aired on BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia, TRT World,  Suria, Deutsche Welle, South China Morning Post and The Straits Times.

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