Mata Hati Kita took 24 first-person narratives of lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people into the public domain at a time when no one expected such a book to sit on the shelves of book stores around Malaysia. It was positively reviewed by Nik Abdul Razak who was then a member of the Islamic political party, PAS, but is currently a member of the Islamist political party, Amanah. The review in the Malay language can be found here. For those who do not have a Facebook account, Nik Abdul Razak’s review can be found here. It was also reviewed by Por Heong Hong in the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and four of the stories were featured by Malaysiakini. The online version has 25 stories.

Do get a copy (print and online versions) from Gerakbudaya.