Month: August 2019

Kaum India dan Sastera Kebangsaan — Bahagian 14

Sila baca dari Bahagian 1 terlebih dahulu.  Sesi Penulisan Intensif Sasterawan Kavyan dianjurkan pada Disember 2018, Mac 2019, Jun 2019, dan Ogos 2019. Kelahiran antologi Busana Bahasa (2019) juga merupakan satu lagi kejayaan dalam menyaksikan kemunculan lebih ramai Sasterawan Kavyan yang menyumbang kepada Sastera Kebangsaan. V.K. Ezhilarasi Velautham mendapat pendidikan awal di Segamat sebelum melanjutkan pelajaran di Maktab Perguruan Raja Melewar, Negeri Sembilan, dan seterusnya mendapat ijazah sarjana muda pendidikan dari Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Pesara guru ini tinggal di Kuala Lumpur dan mengusahakan kelas bimbingan bagi murid-murid dan pelajar dari keluarga berpendapatan rendah. Rencana beliau tersiar di majalah...

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POETRY | Grateful Takalah Truly Am by Takalah Tan

Editor’s Note: I first came across the mighty Takalah Tan after coming across a viral tweet by a Singaporean. Turns out, Tan has a story that is so inspirational that I wrote about it on Mashable Southeast Asia. Long story short, Tan started out as a healthy, successful and handsome young man who had a bright future ahead of him. He was a top student, an award winning athlete and life was going great for him. But tragedy struck leading him to suffer from a severe brain injury. The amazing part about it, he bounced back. Here’s Takalah’s story. ...

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ESSAY | No Pain, No Gain In Physiotherapy by Jane Ng

Physiotherapy is a treatment injury, disease or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise. I suffered pain during the process of physiotherapy, and I was disappointed when I did not see any improvements after attending the sessions. I was born premature and have a condition called “Cerebral Palsy”. Cerebral palsy is a condition marked by limited muscle coordination and or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain at birth. As a result of the brain damage during brain development, my body muscle control and coordination greatly limited. For this reason, physiotherapy has become...

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How To Approach Literary Agents To Get Published Overseas?

This post first appeared in the Malaysian Writers Community Facebook Group and is written by Malaysian writer, Hanna Alkaf. A quick introduction: Hanna recently wrote her first Young Adult novel, The Weight of Our Sky, which was well received locally and internationally. Her book is about a girl who is diagnosed with OCD and is set during the racial riots of 1969. With the book published by New York based Simon & Schuster, Hanna is set to release her next book, The Girl & The Ghost, in 2020. It’ll be published by HarperCollins. This simply means that Hanna knows a thing or two...

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Kaum India dan Sastera Kebangsaan — Bahagian 13

Sila baca dari Bahagian 1 terlebih dahulu.  Selain daripada penulis kaum India yang muncul tetapi kemudian hilang, terdapat juga penulis yang secara relatif masih dianggap baharu tetapi terus menggilap nama dalam Sastera Kebangsaan. Pada tahun 2018, Ramakrishnan Ramasamy muncul dengan kumpulan sajak sulung berjudul Kurnia. Beliau mendapat pendidikan awal di Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Klang dan Sekolah Menengah Raja Mahadi, Klang, sebelum melanjutkan pengajian diploma dalam bidang senireka grafik komputer di Cosmopoint Institute of Technology, Klang. Ramakrishnan turut memperoleh Diploma Keusahawanan, Pengurusan dan Pentadbiran Perniagaan dari Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Sewaktu berada di Tingkatan 5, sajak berjudul “Kesenian Yang Tersorok”...

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