Kesumat Sang Avatar

oleh Farihan Bahron

 

Anugerah:

 

"Bintang Dua Belas" Hadiah Pertama Golden Point Award 2015 - Malay Short Story category (anjuran National Arts Council Singapore)

 

"Bulan Jingga" Hadiah Ketiga Mencari Kristal 2016 Short Story Competition (anjuran Berita Harian dan National Arts Council Singapore)

 

Sinopsis:

 

Tercapaikah impian Wandy, seorang penyanyi jalanan, untuk mendapatkan gadis pujaannya melalui lagu yang telah diselitkan dengan bait-bait mantera pengasih Panah Arjuna?

 

Apakah kesudahan kisah cinta Zahid dan avatar ciptaannya sehingga hidupnya porak-peranda apabila Sang Avatar mengamuk?

 

Bagaimanakah bentuk dunia Wak Dolah apabila wang kertas digantikan dengan mata wang digital?

 

Adakah Shakir dan Asyif berjaya membina app berdasarkan ilmu firasat yang terkandung dalam Kitab Abu Mashar Al-Falaki?

Kumpulan 'Kesumat Sang Avatar', yang menghimpunkan 10 cerpen

 

Farihan Bahron bertemakan hubungan manusia dan teknologi, turut memuatkan karya-karya yang pernah memenangi sayembara Anugerah Pena Emas 2015 (Hadiah Pertama) dan Mencari Kristal 2016 (Hadiah Ketiga).

 

Kesumat Sang Avatar unravels the relevance of traditional knowledge in a contemporary world, society's relationship with technology and man's relentless pursuit for materialistic possession.

 

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's literary works received various accolades, including First Prize in Golden Point Award (2015), for both Malay short story and Malay poetry categories. Farihan has published four books; Kail Panjang Sejengkal (2005) and Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk (2017), both poetry collections, while Kesumat Sang Avatar (2017) and Tanjong Katong Airnya Biru (2017) featured Malay short stories. His stories, "Selirat" and "Dalam Tangannya Ada Kilat" have been published in Antologi Sains Fiksyen Dan Fantasi – Aitrees and Tri published by Adiwarna, He participated in the regional MASTERA Poetry Writing Programme (2017) in Bogor, Indonesia. Farihan recently received the Anugerah Harapan (Young Writer Award) at the Literary Awards (2017) from the Singapore Malay Language Council.

 

Reviews:

 

"Sepuluh buah karya Farihan ini ada antaranya bersalut sains dari segi fiksi, kadang ada lucu komedi menggeli hati, terdapat hujahan atau rujukan agama dan budaya bangsa di sana sini; dan usaha untuk mengekal struktur dan bentuk karya. Oleh kerana itu, hidangan sastera Farihan sangat damai dari segi mesejnya dan berimbang dari sudut seninya." ~ Faisal Tehrani

 

KESUMAT SANG AVATAR

SKU: 978-981-11-1807-4
RM35.00Price
  • Paperback - Malay Fiction 

    Pages: 188

    Size: 12.8cm x 1.78cm x 1.4cm 

    Weight: 207g

     

    ISBN: 978-981-11-1807-4

     

    Published: 2017.

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