Nazry Bahrawi is an Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian literature and culture at University of Washington in Seattle. He specialises in the decolonial work of articulating Malay-Indonesian cultural modes of thought and ‘theory’ expressed through literature, film and art. He is currently researching the intersections between race and animal narratives in maritime Southeast Asia and has published on literary Islam and translation studies in the region. Nazry has translated two Bahasa literary works to English and edited a collection of Malay speculative short fiction from Singapore. He joins this reading group on the premise that the decolonial enterprise favours no single genius but an inclusive community of critical knowledge workers.