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Without Anchovies, a collection of previously unpublished short stories by Chua Kok Yee will be launched at the KLAB at the (Central Market) Annexe on Saturday, 12th of June 2010 at  1.00pm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

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