- History for Nation Building must represent the collective desire of protagonists, antagonists, individual and groups to put forward a historical narrative that takes into account the contributions of all who call Malaya it's their home and love it so much we dare speak the truth. Each Malaysian community mus henceforth see that in each history textbook there is a record of their community's contribution to nation building.MYR30.00
- In this volume are six new writers (five from Malaysia, and one from the Maldives), from different Silverfish Writing Programmes, who not only show signs of talent but, more importantly, stamina.
The delicate sensibility of these stories endows them with a gentle honesty.
-- Colin Thubron, award-winning travel writer and novelist --
The stories are delightful shapes of time that leaves an impression that life is very real yet elusive, shifting between transience and permanence. The reader can choose to observe and ponder, or travel and disappear in the stories.
-- Isa Kamari, novelist, essayist, musician and playwright --
- Bunga Emas and Tracks of a Tramp first appeared over half a century ago, in the period after Merdeka, the Malayan Independence in 1957, when the nation, still a fledgling, had so much hope and promise. Malaysia Day, 1963, was just round the corner.
- Shih-Li Kow is a Malaysian writing sensation who came to light with her first book of short stories, Ripples and other stories, in 2009, which was immediately shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award that year, beating Ali Smith and Kazuo Ishiguro to the list.
Shih-Li Kow's new novel has won a top French literary award in 2018. The prize is called the "Prix du Premier Roman étranger", which literally translates as "First Novel Award, in the foreign category".
The Sum of Our Follies has been currently translated to Italian and French. More inquiries are pouring in.
- I recall the day our family moved to Kampung Tawakal in 1967. We were living in a room with my aunt in Kampung Tekad, an adjacent village, before that. We had become a family of six by then - Father, Mother, two younger sisters and a brother - and we needed more room.