Rope of Ash

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1979 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 106 pages
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Contents

THE WOUNDED BULL
20
DAY INTO NIGHT
40
BURN BURN
58
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About the author (1979)

Best known for his short stories and novels, Shahnon Ahmad began translating and writing satirical short stories in 1956 for the Malay literary weekly, Mastika. Except for a brief time abroad, when he went to Australia as a researcher and obtained his degree in 1971, Shahnon Ahmad has spent his entire life in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. After many years in university administration, he was appointed professor of literature at the Science University in Penang. His novels reflect his deep knowledge of the life of rural Malays in the north who confront the double hardship of inhospitable nature and inequitable society. His most famous novels, Rope of Ash and No Harvest but a Thorn (1966), portray villagers struggling to survive in the face of human cruelty and harsh nature.

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