Kesumat Sang Avatar (Avatar's Wrath)


Publisher: Unggun Creative
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Commendation Prize for the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 (Malay, Fiction)

Dua rakan niaga mencipta aplikasi telefon berdasarkan manuskrip ramalan usang yang ditemui di dalam peti kayu. Seorang jurutera komputer mencipta pasangan hidupnya sendiri setelah kecewa dalam percintaan namun menyedari yang dia tidak sempurna. Seorang pemuzik jalanan cuba menagih kasih daripada gadis yang dipuja dengan lagu cinta yang diselitkan mantera Panah Arjuna. Seorang bakal pesara akhirnya menyedari nilai wang yang sebenar. Kumpulan Kesumat Sang Avatar menghimpunkan 10 buah cerpen yang bertemakan hubungan manusia dengan teknologi dan kesan kepada generasi hari muka.

Two business partners create a smartphone app using an ancient predictive algorithm found in a wooden case. A computer engineer gets heartbroken, creates his own life partner and eventually realises that she is not perfect. A struggling street busker tries to win the affection of his crush by composing a song laced with Arjuna's mantra. A soon-to-be retiree finally realises the real value of money. These 10 stories in Kesumat Sang Avatar explore the depth of man's relationship with technology and its impact on generations to come.

About the Author
Farihan Bahron, pengasas bersama syarikat penerbitan Unggun Creative, dilahirkan di Singapura pada tahun 1979. Karya-karya puisi dan cerpennya pernah memenangi beberapa sayembara termasuk Anugerah Pena Emas 2003 (Hadiah Kedua - Puisi), Anugerah Pena Emas 2015 (Hadiah Pertama - Puisi dan Cerpen), Peraduan Mencari Kristal 2016 (Hadiah Ketiga - Cerpen) dan Sayembara Puisi Kata-Pilar 2020 (Hadiah Utama). Di majlis anugerah Hadiah Sastera Singapura 2018, kumpulan sajak sulungnya, Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk, telah memenangi kategori puisi Melayu, sementara kumpulan cerpennya Kesumat Sang Avatar, menerima hadiah kepujian bagi kategori fiksyen Melayu.

Farihan Bahron, co-founder of the publishing outfit Unggun Creative, was born in Singapore in 1979. Farihan's literary works received various accolades that include Golden Point Award 2003 (2nd Prize- Poetry), Golden Point Award 2015 (1st Prize - Poetry & Short Story), Mencari Kristal 2016 (3rd Prize - Short Story) and Kata-Pilar Poetry Competition 2020 (Top Prize). Farihan’s first poetry collection, Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk (Finger Pointing Expert) won the Singapore Literature Prize (2018) for the Malay poetry category, while his short story collection Kesumat Sang Avatar (Avatar's Wrath) received commendation prize for Malay fiction.

ISBN: 9789811118074
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 188
Year Published: 2017
Language: Malay

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