Author: Ista

Kedai Fixi pindah promo

Local indie publisher, Fixi is offering a five books for RM50 promotion this week, due to their store in Jaya Shopping Centre, PJ, relocating. The promotion is for a total 100 titles by Fixi as well as other publishers and set to last until Saturday (15 October 2016). The promotion is not valid online, only for those walking into Kedai Fixi before they close doors this week. It is uncertain where or when the next brick and mortar will turn up. Based on their Facebook post, Kedai Fixi will not be in operation for a while. You can check out the titles on sale at their Facebook...

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A story without words | Sefa

Sometimes the only way to express your soul is silently. This is at least true for Sefa, a Malaysian mime artist, who reveals to Eksentrika his passion for a wordless performance.  Contrary to the notion associating mimes with clowns and fooling around, Sefa considers it an artistic medium to express different shades of thought and emotion. The 28-year-old is especially influenced by French actor Étienne Decroux’s corporeal mime and attempts to fashion his own pieces after the  mid-20th century mime icon. As someone who writes and recites his own poetry, Sefa says he found mime to be a more challenging and complex form of expression....

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Poets demand change at UCSI’s Poetry Slam Competition 2016

Can poetry deliver change? Thirteen budding poets explored the role of poetry in bringing change when they participated at UCSI University’s recently held Poetry Slam Competition 2016. Poetry slam is a live literary performance in a judged competition where poets take to the stage to express themselves through the recital of poems crafted on their own. Themed “Poetry for Change”, the competition saw the talented poets highlighting pressing issues concerning women, racism, patriotism and even mental health. Bagging the first prize for courageously performing poems based on personal experiences was Mok Jee Wen. The award was her first. “I’ve been...

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Gina Yap Lai Yoong the writer whisperer

For more than seven years now, Gina Yap Lai Yoong has been a mentor of sorts for local writers who intend to get published. But she is not your ordinary writing coach and depending on your commitment to your craft, she can be a miraculous guiding angel or a badgering nightmare. She is known to go to great lengths to help her mentees, taking on roles as counselor, organiser and even babysitter to solve problems at hand. “I’ve had people ignore my calls, switch off their phone and avoid me for months but I don’t let them back out...

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Redha for Malaysia at Oscars 2017

Redha, a film by newbie director Tunku Mona Riza has a chance to contend at next year’s Oscars, following its selection to represent Malaysia by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). If shortlisted as among the five final nominees, it will compete in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. The feature film is a first by Tunku Mona and centers around the lives of a family with an autistic child. In reacting to news of the selection, Tunku Mona took to her Facebook page to say that she was inspired to make the film...

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