The Lundayeh of Long Pasia and Long Mio – their history and legends

Contributed by: Ah Tshen Sabah is magnificently endowed with a rich cultural and ethnicity diversity, as marvelously demonstrated by this little book on the legends, stories of the Lundayeh communities of Long Pasia and Long Mio villages, in the Ulu Padas area of south-western part of the state. The book contains lively narratives about the… Continue reading The Lundayeh of Long Pasia and Long Mio – their history and legends

Personal & Profane: 50 Years of Verse by Cecil Rajendran

Contributed by: Serge Jardin This anthology of selected poems celebrates 50 years since Rajendra’s first book. If we believe Wikipedia, Cecil Rajendra was born in Penang in 1941.  He is a Malaysian poet and lawyer.  His poems have been published in more than 50 countries and translated into several languages.  Though Rajendra’s works are highly… Continue reading Personal & Profane: 50 Years of Verse by Cecil Rajendran

Tujal and the Wind by Stephen-John Curtis

Reviewed by: Ah Tshen This colourful and attractively illustrated story book has many features which make it unique among locally produced books of similar genre. It tells the adventurous journey of the main character, Tujal, a Temuan boy, through the rainforest. After being chased by the bad-tempered Wind through the woods, he lost his way… Continue reading Tujal and the Wind by Stephen-John Curtis

Shadow Play by Barbara Ismail

Reviewed by: Eriko Motoyama “Shadow Play”, the first in a series of detective novels written by Barbara Ismail, is a thrilling whodunit set in the rural landscape of Kelantan that transports readers from the hustle and bustle of commercial Kota Baru markets to remote villages dotting the jungles of inner Kelantan, all in pursuit of… Continue reading Shadow Play by Barbara Ismail