This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.

While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The 444th step... forward on and march!

A picture of me next to a certain old tomb in Perak. An abridged version of this picture was used alongside the writer's profile in my 4th book "Rumah Azan". Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

Ladies and gentlemen... as it turned out the article The Prophet's grandsons, Hassan and Hussein! made just now happened to be the 443rd in this blogspot. That set me thinking, why not make it a total of 444 before truly calling it a day? It also happened that my latest book (look at the recent article My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates...) has 444 numbered pages. As it turned out the 444th page contained only my profile making it apt to fill this article, the 444th in this blogspot. Here it is, good night! :]

About The Translator

Radzi Sapiee's full name is Mohd. Fahrulradzi bin Mohamad Sapiee. Born on 26th November 1970 during the night of 27th Ramadhan, he has a Bsc. in Mathematics from the University College of London. He served as a journalist in the major Malaysian English daily The New Straits Times. He soon left to become a full-time independent writer, producing a Malay novel trilogy called "Berpetualang ke Aceh" talking about the meaning of being a Malay, the true legitimate function of royalty and how the Ahlul Bait, descendants of Rasulullah SAW were very instrumental in bringing true Islam to the Malay world and beyond.

Radzi's fascination with these subjects might be due to the fact that he comes from the Laksamana Raja Mahkota family, the Perak nobles who actually have Acehnese, Buginese and Perak-Melaka royal blood. He has also written a hard-cover coffee-table book called "Rumah Azan" which features mosques and related histories.

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