Writing

A selection of published pieces

Taste of Place: WRC podcast

 

Writer and host of Whetstone Radio Collective podcast, launched September 2022. 

This podcast explores colonialism, traces trade routes, meets pepper farmers, discovers spice molecules and delves into the mysteries of perfume. A narrative podcast that aims to untangle our understanding of the past and investigate our relationship with nostalgia, with the taste of pepper as the thread.

Chinese and Other Asian: a book

 

To be published in February 2024 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, this book will explore the identity and experience of East & South East Asian communities in the UK, contextualising history with contemporary lives. 

 

Through the box ticking of identity forms, bureaucracy has enabled a vast and varied identity to be swept into homogeneity. This book looks to unpick these narratives. 

CONVERSATION + other poetry

Limited edition collaboration with photographer Katherine Leedale:

CONVERSATION

Poetry predominantly written for performance.  I have  performed in London, Berlin and Malaysia. 

My poetry has been published in various independent publications.

Listen here Anna reading her poem Eyes Closed Against The Night, written for At The Table issue 2, read at Voices At The Table 

Don't sing in the kitchen, you'll marry an old man

A play about a Malaysian woman in London. We're developing it through performance. 

A one woman show that involves cooking and feeding the audience. 

This is the website about the project. 

Rain

A dystopian play about two sisters who are climate change asylum migrants, who move to the London / a large city on a prosperous island.

This short play was developed with the Arcola Theatre, where it had a rehearsed play reading.