April 14, 2021

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Malaysia: Shakespeare in Malay

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Malaysia’s Hafiz Hamzah has embarked on a monumental project to translate Shakespeare: The Star Online

Hafiz Hamzah publisher“If you are talking about literature alone, specifically Malay literature, I think it is very stagnant, if not worsening. Malay literature no longer resides in the heart of readers,” Hafiz feels.

His aspirations finally manifested late last year when Obscura: Merapat Renggangwas published. The slim volume offers translated snippets of works by great writers like Shakespeare, Hemingway and Homer to name a few, as well as original works by Ibrahim Yaakob, Alina Abdullah and Hafiz himself from the local front.

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