Saturday, December 05, 2009

Farish Launches Another Book

Apologies for blogging this booklaunch a bit late, but I hope some of you can make it. I plan to go and I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of this :

Book Launch

Sat 5 Dec, 8pm

Presented by Matahari Books

Admission Free

Matahari Books is proud to launch Farish A. Noor’s latest book “WHAT YOUR TEACHER DIDN'T TELL YOU: The Annexe Lectures, Vol.1”. The book is especially significant for us as it collects the texts of Farish’s free public lectures at The Annexe Gallery. Hurray!

Farish A. Noor might just be Malaysia's hippest intellectual. His gifts are on full display in these expanded versions of public lectures that he delivered at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and 2009.

Find out how “racial difference” became such a big deal in Malaysia, and contrast this against the way our distant ancestors lived. Discover the hidden stories of the keris, Hang Tuah and PAS. There's also quite a bit of sex. Erudite, impassioned and sometimes just plain naughty, “WHAT YOUR TEACHER DIDN'T TELL YOU” is a stimulating plunge into aspects of our past that have been kept from us.

The 288-page book also contains dozens of sepia-toned photographs, many from Farish's own collection of antiques. There's even a bonus chapter! And it's printed on thick (128 gsm) fully recycled paper. Retail price: RM40 (RM5 off at the launch).



Launch by Sara (age 5), fairy kid
Speech by Farish A. Noor
Birthday cake for Amir Muhammad
+ Secret surprise!

This launch event is co-sponsored by The Annexe Gallery and The Other Malaysia.



If you can't make it to the launch but would like to pre-order an autographed copy, you are most welcome! Just deposit RM40 (free delivery within Malaysia) to Maybank 014105120512 (Amir Muhammad) and email your confirmation and address to

This offer ends on the night of 4 December. Farish will autograph the books at the launch and they will be posted via registered post on 7 December.


Amir Muhammad said...

See you there! I have a feeling you will like one of the 'surprises' in store!

Greenbottle said...

this launch unfortunately clashes with Tuan Guru Nik aziz's ceramah at PAS Taman malewar .

with all the controversies surrounding him lately, for me the choice is obvious.