Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
12Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
New Village 0

New Village 0

Ratings: (0)|Views: 999 |Likes:
Published by Tshiung Han See
The zeroth issue of the New Village zine.
The zeroth issue of the New Village zine.

More info:

Published by: Tshiung Han See on Jul 27, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

12/30/2012

pdf

text

original

 
1
New Village
 
It asks a question you do not know the answer to,until you enter. The mystery - it is found in yourmovement through it, the backdrop to so manyuncertainties, inevitabilities.
 
Contents
Editor’s note 3
FICTION 
Samy Kandiah 4Untitled 9Retold 19Te Ingrown 22
PHOTO ESSAY 
Film stills 15
POETRY 
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
32
Issue #0 July 2011EDIORSshiung Han SeeShivani Siva Adele MinkeDESIGN an Ray at CONRIBUORS Azzie KhaliqCatalina Rembuyanan Ray at Shahril NizamKuning Pening LOGO Andrew  CrumCOVER PHOOFairuz SulaimanPHOOS Adele Minke (p. 12)eng Quan Zhin (pp. 6, 21)Fairuz Sulaiman (p. 29)newvillages.tumblr.comnewvillagezine@gmail.com
 
3
New Village
he poet Wong Phui Nam said the Malaysian poet is ucked. Tatis, the poet has to nd his own voice, and the search alienates himrom the Malaysian reader. Te English language is a poor t orMalaysian experience, Phui Nam says, no matter how deeply the poetexplores it.Tat’s beautiul, yet bullshit. One o the roles o language is toexpress what is unspeakable and the volume o unspeakable things grows atthe edges o language. Here, I’m thinking o how dicult it is to empathizewith someone who speaks a dierent language than you. Tere have beeneorts to t English to the Malaysian experience, like Ee iang Hong’sEngmalchin, but they have died out. And there are even bigger problemswith this claim. Is there any culture English is suited or?Te constant striving to t language to experience is the role o literature. Discussions, critical and public, oster literature. Te governmentbuilt up the National Laureates program and let their works go out o printdecades later.We have lost our appreciation o critical thinking. A piece o writingmust be judged by the ideas it expresses, aer all. I am accustomed toresponding emotionally to the newspapers, but that response has given way to apathy. I suspect I am not the only one.Tese are not problems, they are opportunities. We are a youngcountry and we need to recover a love o critical thought and crasmanship.I we never had it in the rst place, let’s take a shot at loving those things.Tis is why we started New Village.
- Tshiung Han See,Editor 

Activity (12)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Sharon Bakar liked this
Marcus Pan added this note
I'm slowly making my way through it. I've read the first story and stared at the poem. They are really rich, although I'm still learning to appreciate this type of literature--deep, well-crafted sentences and paragraphs but very abstract plots. I don't quite know what to think of the poem! But thanks for adding this richness to my reading!
Zh Joe Liew liked this
Tshiung Han See liked this
Zh Joe Liew liked this
Tshiung Han See added this note
Renders beautifully on tablets.
Tshiung Han See added this note
If you like what you're reading, post a comment!

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->