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Asian Festival of Children’s Content Play!

Not your ordinary pedagogic dialogue, this talk draws inspiration from books and manga to help mind map Gothic literature from Western and Asian sources and the process of creating a Gothic story out of our folklore stories that are intended for Southeast Asian audiences.

Children's Books Reading Southeast Asia Writing for Children and Youths

Tutu Dutta

Tutu Dutta (Malaysia)

Tutu Dutta is the author of nine books, including Timeless Tales of Malaysia (Marshall Cavendish, 2009), Phoenix Song (Lantana Publishing (UK) 2016) and The Jugra Chronicles (MPH Publishing in 2010 and 2011.) Her latest book, The Blood Prince of Langkasuka, was published in 2021 (Penguin Random House SEA). Tutu has spoken about her stories that are rooted in Asian culture, at past AFCCs (2015 & 2017) and at folklore and book related conferences across Malaysia.



Programme dates and times are subject to change.