Month: August 2013

ZURINAH HASSAN

Thailand Honors Outstanding ASEAN Poets (27/06/2013) Share Outstanding poets from the 10 ASEAN countries have received the “Sunthorn Phu Award,” presented for the first time by the Ministry of Culture of Thailand. The award presentation took place at the Thailand Cultural Center in Bangkok on 26 June 2013, in commemoration of the birthday of Sunthorn Phu […]

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THE ROAD I HAVE TAKEN PART II

 A WOMAN WRITER IN MALAYSIA – THE CHALLENGES.  continuation of part one posted on 10.8.13 (A draft of speech/paper  to be delivered  at: An International Conference, The Asian Heritage Forum: The Legacy of Women Intellectuals of Asia organized by Institute of Thai Studies and Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 10-11 September 2013). What you see […]

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THE ROAD I HAVE TAKEN:

THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A WOMAN WRITER IN MALAYSIA  Zurinah Hassan, There is an English saying (or is it a proverb) that goes something like “ Girls should be seen and not heard”.  When I was a young girl I took it as an advice of the elderly on manners and etiquette, given in good […]

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MARRIAGE   -one woman’s opinion Marriage is the difficulty Of changing routine and priorities That make you less yourself And a woman has to be less her self In order to be more a woman Marriage to a woman Is a protection For her who dares not live on her own identity It is too […]

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