Book review: The Accidental Malay features a complex mixed-race heroine

Karina Robles Bahrin won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize earlier in 2022 with The Accidental Malay. PHOTOS: EPIGRAM BOOKS, KARINA ROBLES BAHRIN
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By Karina Robles Bahrin
Fiction/Epigram Books/Paperback/222 pages/$28.78/
3 stars

At 41, Jasmine Leong is the Bak Kwa Princess of Kuala Lumpur, tipped to inherit the Leong clan’s billion-ringgit company Phoenix.

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