Title: Ah Fook
Author: Jong Chian Lai
Yong Ah Fook’s family has lived in poverty for three
generations in China. Disillusioned by communism , Ah Fook travels to Borneo, leaving behind his wife and
two children, to try and acquire wealth in a foreign
land. He manages to find work in the mansion of a
Chinese kapitan when he arrives in Sarawak. However,
fate soon intervenes when Japan expands its power in
South East Asia and occupies Sarawak. Ah Fook marries
a local Chinese-Melanau woman to save her from
cruelty at the hands of Japanese soldiers. Also he
wanted to forget his own children after his wife still
back in China was forced to marry another man due to
(The Nation’s Scholar)
Author: Hasanuddin Md Isa
Muhammad Isryaf Eilmy believes the strength of a
nation lies in the power of knowledge, brilliant ideas
and the efficiency of the heart to rein in its desires. As
one who provides knowledge, he projects himself as a
firm person. His determination and firm belief reveals how society can progress and be on par with other civilised nations when every member of society has a yearning for knowledge and is imbued by the teachings
Author: Zahari Affandi
Datuk Alang Bahadur plans to retain his position as a
supreme Council member of a political party. He faces
many challenges while defending his position not only from the party but also his family. The party members try to take advantage of him and at home his son has been influenced by pluralism and liberalism while his
daughter is involved with the Islamic State. Furthermore, his political enemies are trying to discredit him by highlighting his wife’s past as a dance club entertainer.
Author: Fadh Razy
Pascasejarah (Post History) is a collection of dystopian and post-apocalyptic tales based on historical events. Disputes, arrogance and greed are toxins that continue to fill the cities of humanity in these twelve short stories chronologically arranged to reflect an era: Pascasejarah (Post History). Indeed, history is the shadow of the foreseeable future.
Title: Lela Rentaka
Author: Syahidatul Munirah
Leela Rentaka was a small cannon in the ancient world
of Malay warriors. The boom of the cannon shook the earth and also its enemies. It was incomparable, even the Portuguese and Dutch cannons were no match.
It is common that in tales, gallantry is unsustainable
often unsustainable of them ending in darkness. History
is written by the victors while the vanquished are obliterated by the passage of time. Leela Rentaka is the author’s debut collection of short stories to retell long forgotten tales of a glorious past.
Title: Pembunuh Anarki
(The Anarchy Assassin)
Author: Jasni Matlani
This collection of short stories highlights the author's reaction to power struggles in the postmodern world. The stories unfold against a background inspired by historical facts and events.
Title: Dondang Pembukaan
Author: Lutfi Ishak
Dondang Pembukaan (Introductory Ballad) expresses the poet’s conviction about the thought provoking issues often discussed in society. The poems are arranged chronologically to trace a young man’s spiritual and intellectual journey to seek the truth in a tumultuous world.
Title: Matahari Itu Jauh
(The Far Reaches of the
Author: Rosli K. Matari
This collection of 56 poems reflects the poet’s memories, experiences, observations and thought through his journey from Medan, Kabanjahe,
Sibolangit, Penatapan, Brastagi to Sipiopiso and Lake
Toba in north Sumatra at the end of 2014
Title: Dongeng Perkebunan
(Tales of the Garden)
Author: Jasni Matlani
One of the poems in this collection of 46 poems contains the line – siang mencari matahari yang tak pemah ada, (the day looking for the sun that never appears) which is metaphor for self-discovery. The poet hopes that the reader will gain valuable ideas from these poems to make them more compassionate and considerate to others in this garden.
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