Thursday, July 5, 2012
Meet-the-Author: Sharifah Hamzah
Select Books is pleased to invite you to a Meet-the-Author event with Sharifah Hamzah, author of Kampung Memories: A Life's journey, Revisited, on Saturday, 7 July 2012 at 3:00pm.
Sharifah Hamzah has always been interested in culture and language and how these impact our philosophy and everyday life. In her secondary school days, she was awarded the Prime Minister's Book Prize for her good results in English and Malay. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore. She went back to her love of writing, working in advertising and as a features writer/assistant editor for a lifestyle magazine in Singapore. She was also a features writer for a daily English newspaper in Malaysia.
She is currently a freelance writer, and considers both Asia and the United States as home.
A Life's journey, Revisited
Kampungs were once a part of the Singapore landscape. The word kampung, which means a Malay village, is more than just a physical structure. It encompasses a unique way of life, values and philosophy, some of which have remained intact, at least in spirit, till this day.
Sharifah Hamzah takes you on a trail of getting to know the kampungs of Singapore: its history, and the people who grew up there and lived the life. She also includes her own memories and reflections of kampung life and how it has been part of her foundation as she navigates her life in other parts of the world.
In Kampung Memories, one enters a part of Singapore that still existed not so long ago. In Kampung Memories, one retains a slice of Singapore heritage that has shaped so many people on the island.
Saturday, 7 July 2012, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
51 Armenian Street