TRAVEL POETRY BY NOR FARIDAH ABDUL MANAF, SILVERFISH BOOKS, 2019, 78 PAGES. ISBN 978-983-3221-96-7

  • Mohd Fadhli Shah Khaidzir Pusat Pengajian Citra Universiti, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mafarhanatul Akmal Ahmad Kamal Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Abstract

Travel Poetry (2019) by Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf is a compilation of poems on places, people, and memories. These narrative writings are anecdotes that delves into the aesthetic appreciation of embarking on journeys and exploring places while establishing a profound connection to an individual's cultural heritage and roots. Faridah embellishes her travel experiences by providing a comprehensive portrayal of the places and individuals encountered along her journeys, leveraging the perspective of a Malay Muslim woman who has received a Western education. This book allows readers to experience travelling all over the world by reading her poems from one page to another while understanding Faridah’s perspective and worldview as an individual. Through her works, Faridah effectively communicates the notion that even though individuals travel to explore different parts of the world, they ultimately find a sense of pride and connection to their own country and cultural heritage, which in the end helps to shape their personal identity. In short, Travel Poetry is not just a book of poems about travelling to different destinations around the world but also about how an individual’s mind and action are moved by their destinations.

 

Keywords: Travel, place, people, heritage, journey.

 

Cite as: Mohd Fadhli, S. K., & Mafarhanatul Akmal, A. K. (2024). Travel poetry by Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, Silverfish Books, 2019, 78 pages. ISBN 978-983-3221-96-7. (Book review). Journal of Nusantara Studies, 9(1), 143-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol9iss1pp143-147

References

Mohd Fadhli, S. K., Ruzy Suliza, H., & Noraini, M. Y. (2021). Nor Faridah’s wanderings as female Flâneur in the art of naming. GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies, 21(3), 140–153.
Published
2024-02-29
How to Cite
Shah Khaidzir, M. F., & Ahmad Kamal, M. A. (2024). TRAVEL POETRY BY NOR FARIDAH ABDUL MANAF, SILVERFISH BOOKS, 2019, 78 PAGES. ISBN 978-983-3221-96-7. Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS), 9(1), 143-147. https://doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol9iss1pp143-147