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NON-FICTION

MEDIATING ISLAM

By Janet Steele National University of Singapore Press/Paperback/184 pages/$28/ Books Kinokuniya and nuspress.nus.edu.sg

A examine of how journalism is practised by Muslim professionals at 5 news organisations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The organisations embrace underground publication Sabili, the place journalists are employed for his or her capacity at dakwah or Islamic propagation; the journal Tempo, banned in the course of the Suharto regime; and the secular Malaysiakini.

CHILDREN’S

HELLO, GOODBYE LITTLE ISLAND

By Leila Boukarim, illustrated by Barbara Moxham

Marshall Cavendish/Hardcover/ 40 pages/$13.86/Books Kinokuniya

Maja has moved to a brand new island together with her household, however feels lonely. It is barely when she befriends her schoolmate Akari that she begins to see the island in a brand new mild. But quickly, Akari should depart.

THE TRAMPOLINES THAT NADIA BUILT

By Darren C. Ong, illustrated by Anngee Neo

Epigram Books/Paperback/32 pages/ $15.94/Major bookstores

Nadia wish to get to the moon, however the trampoline she builds to leap on doesn’t get her very excessive. So, she builds some extra trampolines – after which, some extra.

THE INCREDIBLE BASKET

By Quek Hong Shin

Epigram Books/Paperback/ 32 pages/$15.94/Major bookstores

A Chinese wedding ceremony basket that belongs to Xiaoming’s household is utilized in myriad methods. Xiaoming carries ang ku kueh in it to his grandfather, or attaches it to a rope and makes use of it to ferry a bowl of noodles from downstairs.

COMICS

HUA MULAN

By Xu Deyuan and Jiang Wei

Asiapac Books/Paperback/128 pages/ $12 earlier than GST/Popular, Books Kinokuniya, asiapacbooks.com and NativeBooks.sg

A comic book based mostly on the legend of Mulan, a Chinese girl warrior who disguised herself as a person to take her father’s place on the battlefield.




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