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9 Sept 2017: A quartet of Terengganu stories

Terengganu is a treasure trove of Malay culture, crafts and architecture. With the earliest written reports going back to the beginning of the 6th century, the state is a cornucopia of heritage ― its…

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21 Aug 2017: The Resilience of Tradition: Malay Allusions in Contemporary Architecture

This book is entitled ‘The Resilience of Tradition‘ because it seeks to identify contemporary architectural ideas, intentions and actions, be they simple or complex, which inherently try to embody, express, or articulate the Malay…

5 Aug 2017: Penang at the Climate Crossroads

Areca Books is happy to invite you to the Penang at the Climate Crossroads forum, co-hosted by the Penang Institute, exploring Penang’s place in the climate change timeline and the transformation required at the local…

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    Handmade in India: Crafts of India – Edited by Aditi Ranjan & M P Ranjan http://arecabooks.com/product/handmade-india-crafts-india/ Handmade in India: Crafts of India is a unique compendium that probes into all aspects of handicrafts – historical,…

Biography – Memoirs are the backstairs of history

Gowri http://arecabooks.com/product/gowri/ This book is a biographical tale based on the life of a women simply known as Gowri. Subtitled A Biographical Tale about a Spirited Resilient Malaysian Indian Women, it is a narrative of her…

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7 July 2017: ‘Malay Magic & Divination’ talk by Dr Farouk Yahya

Areca Books is happy to invite you to a talk by Dr Farouk Yahya on a subject that is sure to hold many spellbound — ‘Malay Magic and Divination’. The talk will be followed…

The Exile and The Promise

A personal reflection by E V Ratnam. Somewhere in his book, A Malaysian Journey, a conversation arises between Rehman Rashid and a friend regarding an individual’s destiny. Each person, according to Azman, an ex-soldier Rehman…

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12 May 2017: I, KKK ― The Autobiography of a Historian

I have never strayed from the belief that the foundations of history lie in empirical evidence. I have spent a lifetime gathering facts, making sense of them, piecing them together, so that I may…

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