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Title A Kite in the Evening Sky  
ISBN 9789814794428
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
 
Author(s)
Shaik Kadir
 
Specifications 198 mm x 130 mm / 160 pp / paperback
 
Publication Date Feb-2018
 
Target Audience General, Culture, History, Geylang Serai visitors
Price (SGD) SGD 15.80 BUY NOW
 
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About the Book

A Kite in the Evening Sky is Shaik Kadir’s firsthand account of growing up in a Geylang Serai kampung in the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a time when children spent the hours after school playing capteh and marbles, eating fresh jambu, hauling pails of water home from the public standpipe, attending prayers at the surau, learning to fast, reading the Qur'an, as well as enjoying evenings in the open-air cinema. 

Despite the poverty, he thrived in the twilight years of the kampung and managed to make his dreams soar like a kite, fulfilling the aspirations of his single mother for a better life in a modernising city. Thoughtful, amusing and heartwarming, these stories hark back to simpler days and humbler ways, offering us a vivid glimpse of the kampung that raised the child.

About the Author

Shaik Kadir holds a master in Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, nad has years of experience as an educator and journalist.
   
 
  
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