Book Reading & Discussion with Isa Kamari

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Read
Availability: 57
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Multi-Purpose Room

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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Join Cultural Medallion winner, Isa Kamari, as he reads excerpts from his new novella, Tweet. Set in Singapore's iconic bird park, Tweet is a work of imaginative fiction that marries traditional storytelling with a modern theme. Through a dialogue between a Singaporean grandfather and his grandhchild, the author ponders over the stress and demands of our modern human existence, exposing us to the frailties of modern life. Tweet is Isa Kamari's first ever English language work that reveals a new facet of his storytelling abilities, which is part philosophical and part imaginative.

About the Author

Isa Kamari has written in Malay, 9 novels, 2 collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, a book of essays on Singapore Malay poetry, a collection of theatre scripts and lyrics of 2 song albums. His novels have been translated into English, Turkish, Urdu, Indonesian and Mandarin. His collection of essays and selected poems have been translated into English, Isa was conferred the S.E.A Write Award in 2006, Singapore Cultural Medallion in 2007 and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang in 2009.

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