Subashini Navaratnam

Subashini Navaratnam is a copywriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who occasionally blogs. She can also be found on Twitter.

Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 57 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Columns

On Those Who Must Work as Whores, and Those Who Can Afford to Just Play at It | 24 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM

The debate about sex work is usually about the spectacle that accompanies “sex”, rather than about the sex workers and the work of sex. That needs to change.

Enjoy Orientalism-Lite with 'Stranger Magic' | 29 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Stranger Magic is an exhaustive compendium of the various tales in the Arabian Nights collection, as well as a robust and energetic investigation into how these stories of “Oriental” myth and folklore have seeped into the European imagination from the 18th century onward.

//Reviews

The Dark, Funny, Subversive Chamber of Angela Carter's Imagination | 12 Jul 2017 // 3:30 AM

In this expansive yet detailed and nuanced biography, Edmund Gordon allows the complex and endlessly fascinating Angela Carter to come alive on the page again

War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage' | 22 Jun 2017 // 5:30 AM

A brief, brutal, and exquisite novel set over the course of one day in a man's life in the refugee camps of war-torn northern Sri Lanka.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife;

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