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Suria Tei

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Contact: chiewsiahtei@yahoo.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I am interested in cultural and migration issues, which are reflected in my first and second novels, and some of my essays; these are published under Chiew-Siah Tei.  I have a particular interest in the lives of the ethnic minorities in a multicultural society: interaction, integration, assimilation, cultural conflicts, marginalisation, prejudice and discrimination, etc.

I am also keen on exploring the cathartic elements of writing, on how one can release emotional trauma through writing, as Jean Rhys cites, "I found when I was a child that if I put the hurt into words, it would go." As such, I am currently working on a collection of personal essays based on my own experience.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Emigration & immigration; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Loneliness & isolation

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+