Foong Ling Kong: Legacy Books

In this minisode from FWF 2018 Sydney, Foong Ling Kong talks about the books that shaped her feminism and her writing.

Foong grew up reading all the English classics like Little Women and Jane Eyre and identifying with the female leads, however at university she found new ways of reading when she came across “feminism and post-colonialism and they gave me the tools that forever changed the way I read. Suddenly the books I had read were more than just the so called ‘great works’, read against the grain these books can be filled with silences, emissions, misrepresentations, and mad women in attics.” This then lead to reading feminist classics like Wide Sargasso Sea and Sister Outsider.

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