The Melanau Fisherman

Christina Amanda Yin


The Melanau people are an indigenous ethnic group living in the coastal wetlands in the southwestern region of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Mukah, famed as the Melanau heartland, is a small town known for its fishing and sago industries. Set in Mukah, this short story tells the tale of two Melanau sisters faced with an unexpected change in their family circumstances leading to a clash of gender, extended family, culture and occupation.


Short story; gender; extended family; Melanau; Sarawak; Borneo

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