In her latest take, Extravagant Egalitarian revisits Cairo particularly in light of the recent Egyptian revolution; and compares issues of freedom of expression and questions the possibility of questioning certain customs and practices handed down for generations.
Extravagant Egalitarian discovers Cuba, Castro, Che, Cohiba, good music, and boring food. The contrasting freedom of movement enjoyed by Malaysians as compared to Cubans brings to mind a group of people in Malaysia who do not have as much freedom or much else – refugees and stateless people.
Extravagant Egalitarian takes us through a journey of architectural wonders – from regal structures of an empire past, to Lutyens’ Delhi of colonial days and the slum phenomenon of present time – and leaves us thinking about how Malaysians view and treat migrant workers.
LoyarBurok is pleased to present this new series where in this first instalment, Azwa writes from during her stint in Afghanistan where she was fortunate enough to meet the people who continue to endure conflict and to see the wondrous landscape, obscured by turmoil.