Waves of Independence: Memoirs of a Malaysian Doyenne


Author: Gunn Chit Wha
ISBN: 9789814845984
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Epigram Books

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“It is important not to forget the role of the many people like [Gunn Chit Wha] who…played their part in helping our nation through the challenges of independence and beyond.” —From a foreword by HRH Sultan of Selangor

Meet Gunn Chit Wha, a pioneering role model with many firsts: she was one of the first female lawyers of Malaya, one of the first female Municipal Councillors of Kuala Lumpur and the first female State Councillor of Selangor. Now 92, she recounts the blissful and difficult years of her own independence while breaking barriers in the 1950s, a unique time in the country’s tumultuous history.