Thursday, July 30, 2009

Launch, jangan tak Launch

BODY 2 BODY : Launch & Contents

Book Launch & Reading

Sat 15 Aug, 4pm

The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Presented by Matahari Books

Admission Free


It's here, and hot off the press! Body 2 Body: A Malaysian Queer Anthology is the first of its kind, a compilation of original creative writing on the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transvestites of the country.

The book has 23 pieces, fiction and non-fiction, in English. They were painstakingly selected by the editors Jerome Kugan & Pang Khee Teik from a higher-than-expected total of 61 submissions. There are cheers and tears, raunch and kink, polemics and politics: a versatile tribute to the rainbow diversity of Malaysia.

Most of the writers will turn up, and there will even be short readings by six of the 23: Shanon Shah, Cheryl Leong, Brian Gomez, Faizad Nik Abdul Aziz, Paul GnanaSelvam & Maya Tan Abdullah. Amir Muhammad (aka Matahari Books) will be your friendly host and facilitate some intellectual intercourse, for those of you who like your intercourse to be intellectual.

You can confirm on Facebook.

If you can't make it to the launch, you can pre-order here.

Launch-day price: RM30
Bookstore price (when it finally reaches the shops): RM34.

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Contents:

INTRODUCTION
WHAT DO GAY PEOPLE EAT? - Brian Gomez
BREATHING PURE OXYGEN - Cheryl Leong
ROOMMATES: NOT A LOVE STORY - Sharil Dewa
THE WEDDING PRESENT - Sonia Randhawa
THE MAN FROM BERALI CARPETS - Maya Tan Abdullah
AND I LOVE YOU - Hwa Yi Xing
HAFIZ’S DILEMMA - Ann Lee
DUDE DON’T TELL ME - Kung Khai Jhun
THE FRIENDSHIP DICTATOR - Faizad Nik Abdul Aziz
MUSLIM 2 MUSLIM - Shanon Shah
CREAM OF THE CROP - Pang Khee Teik
PIRATE GIRL - Marisa Repin
GOOD JOB - O Thiam Chin
HARRY IS DEAD - Shih-Li Kow
THE OLD FIG COUNCIL - Zed Adam
THE WIVES’ STORY - Tan May Lee
HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON? - Abirami Durai
FRIENDS OF EVERYONE - Julya Oui
MONSOON MASSAGE - Paul Gnanaselvam
THE NAKED MEME - Ray Langenbach
IN SEARCH OF - Ho Sui-Jim
ALVIN - Jerome Kugan
SUNSET - Azharr Rudin


* From Amir's blog (http://amirmu.blogspot.com)

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