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The writer ninotaziz, has lifted the heavy veil behind which lies so many interesting stories from traditional Malay folklore; the epicenter of Malay literature written down on paper centuries later. The assortment of stories in the book keep extending with one’s imagination and creativity. With such diversity, we have stories both in prose and poem. This book happens to ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 276 pages
Published May 4th 2012 by Utusan Publications & Distributors
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Khairul H.
Jun 18, 2012 Khairul H. rated it really liked it
(This review is an excerpt from my blog: The Malaysian Reader)

Just as Noor Suraya wanted to introduce Hang Tuah’s story in a manner that would interest younger readers (see here), Hikayat is the result of ninotaziz’s wish to preserve and introduce classical Malay epics to today’s generation. Unlike Noor Suraya’s adaptation which is in Malay, the tales in Hikayat have been translated into English which from a marketing standpoint is just plain smart. Author Nisah Haron in her review of this book
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Jun 04, 2012 Nisah Haron rated it it was amazing
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Saya tidak tahu tentang kewujudan buku ini sebelum penerbitannya. Saya 'terjumpa' buku ini sewaktu Pesta Buku Antarabanga Kuala Lumpur 2012 atau mungkin buku ini yang 'terjumpa saya kerana ia tahu minat saya terhadap karya-karya sebegini.

Umumnya, buku ini ditulis di dalam Bahasa Inggeris dan ditujukan untuk bacaan kanak-kanak / remaja. Buku ini sesuai untuk bacaan kanak-kanak yang sudah biasa dan terdedah dengan buku-buku berbahasa Inggeris. Kanak-kanak demikian, biasanya 'lemah' apabila diberi
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Hang Tuah now contentious 1 2 Jan 29, 2013 03:17AM  
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ninotaziz is an award winning author and storyteller of many generations – daughter of Abang Tik,daughter of Chu Rahmah, daughter of Yang Chik, daughter of Bebunga.

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, ninotaziz grew up in the idyllic village of Chenor, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia. She studied at Sekolah Seri Puteri, Kuala Lumpur where she discovered her passion for writing. Encouraged by her Englis
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