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Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Malaysia
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Socio-historical introduction

The novel Setia Asyik Kepada Maksyuknya atau Shafik Afandi dengan Faridah Hanom (The loyalty of a lover to her beloved or Shafik Afandi and Faridah Hanom) was one of the first modern novels to be published in the Malay language. It was written in two volumes published in 1925 and 1926 by Al-Syed Sheikh Ahmad Al-Hadi (1867–1934), and its popularity ensured that it was still being widely read in …

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Campbell, Christine, “Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Malaysia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0653>
First published online: 2010

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