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- About the Book
Taufik Ikram Jamil’s poetry is filled with references to the geography, history and classic Malay literature. With their Malay flavor and diction, his poems convey a tension between the past and present, between the colloquial and the literary, and between regionalism and nationalism. The poet bequeaths the wealth of the Malay language.
- About the Author(s)
Taufik Ikram Jamil, AuthorTaufik Ikram Jamil was born in Teluk Belitung in 1963 and lives in Pekanbaru, both in Riau. Although a teacher by training, he worked as a journalist for 19 years. He is now an advisor and trustee of several cultural institutions in Riau and has been named both a “Guardian of Artistic Tradition” and an “Arts Laureate.”
George A. Fowler, Translator
Michael Groß, Translator