A Song of the Wind tells the story of a twenty-one-year-old Singapore Malay remembering his childhood and his teenage years in Kampung Tawakal, which spans from the 1960s till 1990s before his family moved into a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat in Ang Mo Kio. It is the story about him falling in and out of love, studying at the Raffles Institution, confronting the stirrings of manhood, discovering the meaning of friendship, and treading a precarious religious path. His journey, too, collides somewhat dramatically with the real-time history of an emerging independent Singapore nation.
A Song of the Wind
ISA KAMARI is a prominent figure in Singapore’s Malay literary scene. He has gained critical acclaim for many of his works, which range from novels and short stories to poetry and essays. He is also a musician and has crafted scripts for television and theatre.
Rendered in English from Malay’s Memeluk Gerhana by RAMAN KRISHNAN
Silverfish Books (First Published, 2013)
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|21.6 × 14.1 × 1.9 cm
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