Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal

  To judge a book by a cover is passé - books should be judged by the readers' ability to complete it in one sitting. But it's a bonus when a book scores in both cover AND content. This book is one of them. Glad I picked this after a rather unsatisfying read. I couldn't put … Continue reading Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Pilgrimage by Isa Kamari

What I find unique about this book of poems is that it's bilingual - the English translation of the puisi (poem in Malay) is available right beside. I enjoy reading some of the puisi about Umrah (or lesser pilgrimage), some of which I resonate with, but I must admit that the English translations for some of it is underwhelming - … Continue reading Pilgrimage by Isa Kamari