Stories about Literature from November, 2015
To the World, He's Malaysia's Most Famous Political Prisoner. To His Daughter, He's Simply ‘My Dear Papa’
Nurul Hana Anwar channeled her sadness into a recently published book, "My Dear Papa". The collages inside offer a deeply personal picture of her father Anwar Ibrahim.
When the Malaysian government imprisoned Anwar Ibrahim, they did not just take away his political career. They also took away a grandfather, a father and a husband.
The government lifted the ban for 240 publications but 17 titles remain prohibited for being obscene or contrary to public interest.
“If I can create an empathetic bridge for them, through the poem, that that will create a really powerful success story.”