BOOKS

2014/15 Malay Novel

Satu Bumi (2014/15)


Category : Adult


Author : Isa Kamari


"Satu Bumi" sebuah novel sejarah yang memaparkan kisah cinta tragis gadis Tionghoa yang dipelihara oleh keluarga Melayu. Cinta yang bersemi antara Swee Mei dengan abang angkatnya, Jati, pada zaman pemerintahan Jepun mengharungi pelbagai dugaan dan pergolakan politik di Semenanjung Tanah Melayu dan Singapura. Novel ini membedah persoalan hak dan kuasa serta menggali erti kemanusiaan sejati. --- "One Earth" is a historical fiction novel that tells the love story of a Chinese girl who is under the care of a Malay family. The love shared between Swee Mei and her adopted brother, Jati, during the Japanese occupation, has to go through multiple challenges and obstacles, set against the backdrop of tumultuous politics in Malaya and Singapore. This novel brings up the issues of human rights, power and humanity.

Call No: Malay ISA

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About the author:

Isa graduated with B.Arch. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1988), and M.Phil in Malay Letters from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Deputy Director, Commuter Infrastructure Development with the Land Transport Authority, Singapore. He has written nine novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana, Rawa, Duka Tuan Bertakhta and Selendang Sukma. Seven were translated into English: One Earth (Satu Bumi), Intercession (Tawassul), Nadra (Atas Nama Cinta), A Song of the Wind (Memeluk Gerhana), Rawa (Rawa), 1819 (Duka Tuan Bertakhta) and The Tower (Menara). He has also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Sketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries. Isa was conferred the S.E.A. Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest Arts Awards in Singapore (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, the highest Malay Literary Award in Singapore (2009).