Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ramadan Memories

In The Sunday Times Wan Ahmad Hulaimi (who writes as Awang Goneng) talks about his memories of Ramadan days when he was growing up in Terengganu. It's a lovely piece, and of course, if you want a bigger serving of Terengganu fare, you can pop along to his excellent blog.

(Sorry it took me a while to post this - I couldn't locate it on the NST website and then a kind soul came to my rescue via Twitter.)

4 comments:

ikanbilis said...

that book is very challenging to read as its been written tremendously well in very delicate manner. its nothing like Paulo Coelho where I can read with a glance but its something I need to scrutinize so I could understand clearer.

lizaimen's blog said...

hi, just dropping by to agree with ikan biis...awang goneng is my Pak Teh but tried and tried to read his book...unlike Sophie Kinsella books which I can devour in a few hours; his book is a little susah to read...Sorry, Pak Teh. Nevertheless I'm sooo proud of him, to me he's the M'sian Shakespeare hehe. Love reading your postings, Bibliobibuli! Unfortunately, this particular apple fell far far away from the family tree:(

bibliobibuli said...

i would say that is a book best nibbled and not taken as a meal at one shot.

dip into it, read a section and appreciate it fully. perhaps read other books along side it if you need your fill of an easy read.

this book was originally a series of blog posts so the style is necessarily concentrated. wan hulaimi writes so beautifully - each small episode touched my heart.

i would love to see the book in an illustrated coffee table edition ...

Jane Sunshine said...

me too, me too. It's a book I totally adore....it's so beautifully crafted, filled with delightful vignettes. I wish Mr. Awang will write more, ie the Great Malaysian Novel.