KLPac celebrates M'sian poet Usman Awang's literary legacy as a unifying force

In these troubled times, Usman Awang’s humanist literary works remain as vital and inclusive as ever in unifying Malaysians. Photo: Filepic

“When can all citizens enjoy rights of equal justice, of equal treatment, and be known as one nation: Bangsa Malaysia?”

The late National Laureate Datuk Dr Usman Awang immortalised those words in arguably one of his most personal poems called Sahabatku, dedicated to his close friend Dr MK Rajakumar, where he reflected on the inequalities among Malaysians.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Culture

British artist Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for evocative sculptures
Tagovailoa, Zaporizhzhia make list of most mangled words
'Expressive times': US publishing industry an open book in 2022
Handmade holiday cards are art pieces in themselves; some tips
Indonesian curators of documenta top art scene list despite anti-Semitism row
Shantanand Festival of Arts returns, headlined by dance and music
Superstar opera trio add sparkle to ‘The Hours’ at the Met
Rushdie shares new book excerpt as he makes recovery from stabbing attack
Did you know that the Rubik's Cube can be completed in 3.47 seconds?
Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

Others Also Read