December 8, 2021

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Malaysia: English or Malay … just read lah

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The idea is to put more books into more people’s hands. Could Malay translations of English bestsellers help to do that?: The Star Online

AmirMuhammad230314Two local publishing companies are shaking things up with interesting forays into translation. Shakespeare and Stephen King in Malay, anyone?

Hafiz Hamzah, founder and editor of Pustaka Obscura, put out Obscura late last year featuring translated snippets of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, T.S Eliot’s The Wasteland, and Homer’s Iliad, among others.

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