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Barbara Ismail

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Barbara Ismail spent several years in Kelantan, Malaysia in the 1970s and '80s, living in Kampong Dusun and Pengkalan Chepa, studying Wayang Siam and the Kelantanese dialect. She holds a Ph.D in Anthropology from Yale University, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Shadow Play is the first in Barbara Ismail's series of "Kain Songket Mysteries" based in Kelantan.
Kain Sonkget Mysteries
1. Shadow Play (2012)
2. Princess Play (2013)
     aka Spirit Play
3. Spirit Tiger (2015)
4. Moon Kite (2017)