Goodbye on the Seas: Rising Waters, Submerging Lives
Keywords:sea level rise, submerged cities, climate change, dystopian imaginary, hybrid memoir, speculative fiction, pandemic, Malaysia, Borneo
This hybrid memoir begins and ends with a sea journey. Combining real-life story and dystopian tropical imaginary, the author takes us to the Straits of Malacca off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, to futures of submerged cities in 2050, and on a final journey into the South China Sea off the coast of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. This is a story of climate change and rising seas entwining vignettes of pandemic lockdown, of a father’s dying, and the author’s future life submerged. It questions human survival in a world of demise, shaped by pandemic and surrounded by waters slowly but inexorably rising.
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