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Poetry for the Soul

Known for the love of poetry, Kumpulan Sajak Sajak Naif is a compilation of 40 poems written by the late Amirul Fakir.

Amiruddin Husin (Amirul Fakir)​ had always been passionate about Malay literature. One of his earlier books, Kumpulan Cerpen Mea Culpa, published in 2008, got the attention of Shahnon Ahmad, a national laureate and writer. Shahnon ​admired Amirul’s insistence in staying true to his art, which is something rare these days.

Publication of the book began three years ago when Amirul handed​ the poems ​he picked to his friends for that purpose.

“We feel this is the right time to do a reprint and let readers treasure his writings like we do,” said Nur Hanim from Teratak NurOmar, the publisher of Amirul’s books, to Ipoh Echo.

Kumpulan Sajak-Sajak Naif  was launched at Khizanat recently. It was officiated by world renowned cartoonist, Dato’ Muhammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat, the man behind ‘The Kampung Boy’ and ‘Town Boy’. In his short speech, Dato’ Khalid praised the efforts by Teratak NurOmar to release the book to the public and hoped to see more of such publications in the future.

Each of Amirul’s verse has its own character and meaning. Readers will be amazed as to how Amirul amplified his feelings by writing about life and spirituality. In the book, two of Amirul’s children shared their​ memories of their father before his demise in 2011.​

Readers keen on acquiring the book can purchase it at Khizanat, located at No. 57A, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Ipoh or online at Teratak NurOmar’s official facebook page. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the writer’s family.

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