Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Readings with Rock n roll

Sang Freud Press and Silverfishbooks present Akustika 1 by Mohd Jayzuan, the author of 28 Hari: Jurnal Rock n' Roll. This first, in a series of readings with music, will be held at 4.00pm on the 24th of July, 2010 at Silverfish Books, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur and will include:

Theatre activist: Fazleena Hishammudin dan Fared Ayam
Musicians: Beeha dan Keladak
Author: Mohd Jayzuan dan kawan-kawan dari kolektif Jargon.
Film maker: Razaisyam Rashid

Sang Freud Press dan Silverfishbooks mempersembahkan Siri Baca Akustika 1 - 28 Hari: Jurnal Rock n' Roll. Sempena penerbitan buku Mohd Jayzuan, kami akan mengadakan Siri Baca Akustika, yang merupakan sesi baca-bersembah-bermuzik akustik. Siri bacaan untuk kali ini akan diadakan di Silverfishbooks dan menampilkan:

Aktivis teater: Fazleena Hishammudin dan Fared Ayam
Pemuzik: Beeha dan Keladak
Penulis: Mohd Jayzuan dan kawan-kawan dari kolektif Jargon.
Pembikin Filem: Razaisyam Rashid

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Book Launch at KLAB

Without Anchovies, a collection of previously unpublished short stories by Chua Kok Yee will be launched at the KLAB at the (Central Market) Annexe on Saturday, 12th of June 2010 at  1.00pm

An excerpt
“ ... In my thirty years of teaching, I have seen many of my former students grow up and take on unexpected roles in life; star athletes have ended up working as illegal car jockeys, mediocre students have become millionaires, and perfectly decent boys are now politicians.”

as said by Cikgu Preetam in Perfect Prefect

Heart-rending, hilarious, irreverant, fantastiscal, macabre and one hundred per cent Malaysian, all at the same time, these twenty-two stories by Chua Kok Yee explore what it is like to live in this bizarre country. And the message is all about hope.  These are stories of Malaysians, by a Malaysian, for Malaysians. No apologies asked for, or given.

Chua Kok Yee is an old-fashioned yarn-spinner with a thoroughly modern sensibility, and many of the tales in Without Anchovies would make great short films.

Amir Muhammad
Writer and independent filmmaker