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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan"

Peace be upon you all. Following recent feedbacks from old collegemates in the article Remembering the "A" Level college days. My lecture class, group J which was posted yesterday, I'd like to make this posting...

This is the cover of my fourth and latest book "Rumah Azan".

This is the picture I snapped of the actual book, when it first came out of the printing factory and sent to the Karnadya booth last Saturday, the second day of the Kuala Lumpur International Book Festival 2009 currently running at the PWTC.

This is an early page inside the book. For information "Rumah Azan" is a coffee-table book with the size of an A3 paper, that is twice the size of A4 papers.

The title "Rumah Azan" could be literally interpreted as "House (rumah) of the call to prayer (Azan)". It contains vivid pictures and stories about more than 30 selected mosques all around Peninsular Malaysia.

Besides talking about mosques, it highlights certain tombs said to belong to prominent Muslims of old especially those of saintly status. This is to relate the mosques to the spread of Islam across the Malay archipelago done mainly by such prominent personalities.

The book is published by Karnadya. I am both the writer and researcher. I get to decide which mosques should be selected and I am responsible for laying out the story.

An old collegemate from our "A" level days, former Malay Mail journalist Shamsul Yunos is the photographer. He is not only a collegemate but also a room-mate in 51 C.

The funny thing is I first got to know novelist Aina Emir, practically the owner of Karnadya during the last KL Book Fest in 2008. Then we often keep in touch and that's when I got to know that Atuk who is now a freelance writer and photographer have been doing some jobs for the company.

Not only that. I also found out another old collegemate and room-mate also in the fray. As it turned out our dear friend Taufiq Khalid @ Topeq is a lawyer for Karnadya. Well, he has his own firm which practically takes care of Karnadya's legal needs. What a small world...

So here I would to call out to readers especially old collegemates, particular those who have studied in the same class as me in Group J or/and stayed in the same room in 51C. If you have the time, do drop by at the KL Fest tomorrow Sunday and the next day Saturday. As I'm also promoting the trilogy of Malay novels under the title "Berpetualang ke Aceh", I would make it point to be around on these days, the last days of the fest.

If there is no problem, I would set up a stall at the inner walkway which connects the Pan Pacific Hotel to the halls inside PWTC. After all, I'm just "hitching a stall" by using the available tables to set up shop, should there still be available tables like I found on Monday and Wednesday. Otherwise, I'll be hanging around the Karnadya stall inside the lower hall meant for the book fest which is Dewan Tun Hussein. Whatever, you can find the "Berpetualang ke Aceh" books there and even better, they have "Rumah Azan", both offered at amazing price cuts for the fest. Good night...

p/s: Pictures taken from the article Buku "Rumah Azan" dan Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2009 di PWTC posted in the Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU . Check also the article Pesta buku dan siri "Berpetualang ke Aceh" there.


Amirul HM said...

Congratulations Bro. FYI, I've an Indonesian friend(who's also in my blogroll) who read your book...and when I told him we used to bunk together...he was quite surprised! Glamer jugak kau ni fly!

How much is your new book? Kalau beli 1set...ada diskaun ke?

Radzi Sapiee said...

Thanks bro. But sorry, the discount period is over. The suggested market price is RM108 but the book was offered at RM75 for the recently concluded KL Book Fest...