The recently concluded KL Alternative Book Fest was another new experience for me. Eventhough I minded our half shared table with my daughter Nana on the second and final day only, (Rahim and my son Taufiq was there on the first day) I feel the heat and vibrancy of the whole fest. What with book launches, free tap dance lessons, t-shirt making demonstrations, creative people selling their creative art wares, musicians and ofcourse books! Heavenly variety of books plus some books for free that needs a home!
UA Enterprises shared a modest simple table with the famous Amir Muhamammad whose books I finally read early this morning. His 'Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things' opened my sleepy eyes. It was so infectious that I could'nt put it down and Shahril Nizam's illustrations were superb. I haven't gone through all of 'New Malaysian Essays 1' yet but I read Amir's 'Unwelcome Words'. Well.....hillarious!
Anyway, thank you to all who appreciates Usman Awang's works enough to buy his newly edited 'Tulang2 Berserakan' and our latest compilation of 'Turunnya Sebuah Bendera' both are 'collector's item' books, at a special price at the fest. Besides ayah's friends who came and bought his books, there were some pretty interesting people there! I hope to meet more in future.
For those who still haven't got Usman Awang's latest books and would like to get it, please call Rahim Affandi @ 013-3310161, at a special price! Happy reading to open your mind's eyes.