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Chronicles of Coronia

Chronicles of Coronia

Dr Lalita Sinha wrote me recently: "Currently I am collecting stories from a diverse demographic of children of Malaysia on their Covid-19 experience, in alliance with a panel of advisors and "storyhunters". When I have enough stories I aim to publish it online."The  project “Chronicles of Coronia” is calling for stories in Malay and English from children in Malaysia on the Covid-19 pandemic. We wish to include children from marginalised, minority and vulnerable communities. To organise a pilot project, we are seeking volunteers for help with “story-hunting”, editing, translation, graphic design and social media. Dr. Lalita Sinha is a scholar...

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Free Coronavirus Ebook (BM & En)

Free Coronavirus Ebook (BM & En)

This is a Silverfish Books public service message.In June LeapEd and Nosy Crow issued a digital ebook FREE for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.  It has been written by staff within the publishing company and LeapEd Services, with expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine who acted as a consultant, and advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist. The ebook is easy to print on A4 paper on a home printer or a local print shop. We...

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Malaysia and its History by Winstedt and Wilkinson: is this our definitive history

Malaysia and its History by Winstedt and Wilkinson: is this our definitive history

First published in MBRAS 1935 (now in public domain), this book probably influenced every history book that came after. For many Malaysians, this is the version they learned in school and hence the absolute truth. (Whatever the ‘om puteh says must be correct, right?)   Regardless, I’d say it does make interesting and informative reading with many fascinating (but sometimes gossipy) details. Parts it is laugh-out-loud bizarre. For example, Winstedt has a chapter called “English Pioneers.” What? I guess, being a colonial administrator and an orientalist, he couldn’t have titled the chapter “English Pirates, Slave-traders and Drug-dealers under Britain’s great...

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MyCreative/Silverfish joint promo for MCO and Raya.

MyCreative/Silverfish joint promo for MCO and Raya.

(This MyCreative promo is now over. Thank you, to all those who participated.)From today until end of MCO (initially June 9 -but that has been extended), MyCreative and Silverfish Books will be offering RM8.00 on every Silverfish title (until stocks last) online and in-store regardless of individual list prices.(This is not applicable to books from our Bargain Bin!)(Note: courier charges will apply unless you opt for "Store Pickup", that is pick up the book from our store in Bangsar Village 2).All Silverfish Books in print are in the list including the classics, Malay Magic, Malay Poisons and Charm Cures, Perak and the...

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Silverfish will be back after lockdown at 10.00am on Monday, 4th May, 2020.

Silverfish will be back after lockdown at 10.00am on Monday, 4th May, 2020.

Our website will also be re-launched too. (We were unable to service the online store during MCO because we couldn’t work in our store (no air-cond, no lights) so we put it under maintenance. But first a small story by Machado de Assis. This is an advice from a father to his son on his 21st birthday: “How to be a Bigwig” (VIP in our language).  Father: "To me there is no career as useful or as fitting as that of a Bigwig … and you, my son ... seem to be endowed with the perfect degree of mental vacuity...

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