My Kampong Sketches comprises Ishak’s reminiscences of the kampong he grew up in. Preserved in the form of black-and-white sketches, his childhood memories include now-iconic images of night-soil workers hauling the buckets to a waiting vehicle; a fishmonger smoking opium and enjoying music from his ‘Rediffusion’ set; and children riding their tricycles in the village.
Through this sketchbook, Ishak wishes to share his brand of nostalgia not only with people who have been familiar with the kampong way of life, but also with present children and future generations, who probably will never know it personally.ISBN: 9789810776732
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 130
Year Published: 2013