PROGRAMME DETAILS

Malay Sci-Fi And Fantasy – The New Wave

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

11 Nov, Sat 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Gallery II
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Hassan Hasaa'Ree Ali

DESCRIPTION

Over the centuries, writers in the Malay archipelago have drawn from the region’s rich reservoir of myths and folklore to create wildly imaginative stories. However, original science fiction and fantasy works from the region have been few and far between – until now. In the last couple of years, emerging writers in Singapore and Malaysia have been taking the genre to greater heights. Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali introduces three exciting new voices.

This session is part of the Speculative Fiction focus and is in English.

FEATURING

Djohan Abdul Rahman bermula menulis lirik untuk kumpulan dikir barat Andika pada tahun 1991. Beliau menulis cerpen pertamanya, 'Salah Siapa', pada tahun 1999, yang memenangi Anugerah Persuratan dwitahunan pada tahun 2001. Puisi, cerpen dan esei beliau telah diterbitkan di dalam suratkhabar Berita Harian dan The New Paper, dan juga telah dimasukkan dalam beberapa antologi. Koleksi solo pertama beliau muncul pada bulan November 2017.

 

Djohan Abdul Rahman started out writing lyrics for his dikir barat performing arts group Andika in 1991. He wrote his first short story, ‘Salah Siapa?’ ('Whose Fault?'), in 1999, which won the biennial Malay Literary Award in 2001. His poems, short stories and essays have been published in Berita Harian and The New Paper, and have also been included in several anthologies. His debut solo collection is out this month. 

Djohan Abdul Rahman is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Farihan Bahron, seorang pereka grafik, mula meneroka rima dan irama masa lewat remaja melalui seni dikir barat dan puisi Melayu moden. Karya-karyanya telah menerima pelbagai penghargaan, termasuk hadiah pertama dalam kategori cerpen Melayu dan juga puisi Melayu di Anugerah Pena Emas 2015. Farihan telah menerbitkan antologi puisi Kail Panjang Sejengkal secara berpakat pada tahun 2005. Baru-baru ini beliau juga telah menerbitkan koleksi cerpen, Kesumat Sang Avatar, dan koleksi puisi baru, Tukang Tunjukkan Telunjuk.

 

Farihan Bahron, a graphic designer, started exploring rhyme and rhythm in his late teens through the art of dikir barat and modern Malay poetry. His works have received various accolades, including first prize in both the Malay short story and Malay poetry categories at the 2015 Golden Point Award. Farihan co-published the poetry anthology Kail Panjang Sejengkal in 2005. He has also recently published a short story collection, Kesumat Sang Avatar, and a new collection of poems, Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk. 

Farihan Bahron is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Nuraliah Norasid is the winner of the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize for her debut novel The Gatekeeper. She holds a PhD in English literature and creative writing from Nanyang Technological University and works as a research associate at the Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs, where she studies marginalities and the confluence of religious ideas and secular society. Her writing has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Karyawan Magazine, AMPlified and Perempuan: Muslim Women Speak Out.

Nuraliah Norasid is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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