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

  • Arts
  • Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021

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.

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