The George Town Literary Festival is underway. The Last Jews of Penang is honored to receive a slot in the program for our official launching. Here is publisher Amir Muhammad, illustrator Arif Rafhan and myself talking about the origins of the project and what it means to us.
Bapa saya pernah pesan ada 4 perkara setiap lelaki kena capai dalam hidupnya: 1. Tanam sebatang pokok. 2. Bikin sebuah rumah. 3. Mempunyai seorang anak laki. 4. Tulis sebuah buku. I did it, Dad! … you can bury me now lol Buy the book!
Not very long ago, a small but thriving community of Jews called the island of Penang their home. With a presence spanning across two centuries, this little-known but truly Malaysian community eventually vanished, but traces remain! With prose by Zayn Gregory accessible even to goys of all ages, and beautiful illustrations by Arif Rafhan, The […]