Shirley Lim: Monsoon History (1609 words)

Andrew Hock Soon Ng (Monash University)
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Monsoon History (1994), by Malaysian-born poet Shirley Goek-lin Lim, comprises the complete poems from her Commonwealth Poetry Prize winning collection, Crossing the Peninsula (1980), and selections from Modern Secrets (1989) and No Man’s Grove (1985). With an excellent introduction by Laurel Means and an essay by Lim about the interrelationship between the exilic experience and language to cap the collection, Monsoon History could be regarded not only as representative of Lim’s poetic oeuvre, but a fundamental text in postcolonial literature for its sheer range of issues and stylistic innovativeness.

The collection is divided into six sections, each dealing with concerns to w…

Citation: Ng, Andrew Hock Soon. "Monsoon History". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 February 2008 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=12449, accessed 26 September 2022.]

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