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Brunei's classic literary world at crossroads.

Imej
SAUDARA! Tangisanmu,
adalah tangisan kami juga
sama-samalah kita
meneguk sedu.

Kami tahu,
Saudara-saudara adalah bangsa waja
(bukan kembang yang mudah layu)
walau dalam derita namun, tidak pernah menyerah.
[Brothers, your cries
are ours too.
Together
we taste sadness.

We know,
you are steel-strong nation
not a flower-nation that easily droops.
Even in sorrow,
you never surrender.]

The poem above was written after Tsunami had just hit Aceh and some part of North Sumatra, by Adi Rumi, a respected senior poet of Brunei Darussalam. He read it at a gathering of Indonesian and Bruneian writers. The poem was published, together with dozens of other Tsunami-related themes, in memorial volume entitled Episode Tsunami: Peringatan Ilahi, by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei. In Indonesia, the book is on sale for Rp 250,000 ($42) — a stiff price for a book of literature in Indonesia.From the lyrics above, it is clear to us that in terms of format, theme, and style, most Bruneian works of literature are conventiona…

Bengkel tingkatkan penulisan berita dan rencana.

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Seramai 30 orang pegawai perhubungan awam kementerian dan jabatan kerajaan menghadiri Bengkel Penulisan Berita dan Rencana di Bangunan Jabatan Penerangan selama 3 hari bermula hari ini, 26 hingga 28 Jun.

Tujuan bengkel itu adalah untuk mempertingkatkan kemahiran pegawai-pegawai perhubungan awam dan pengamal perhubungan awam di sektor kerajaan dalam mempakejkan maklumat dengan mengutamakan bidang penulisan berita dan rencana yang terkini dan dinamik sebagai salah satu alat kerja-kerja perhubungan awam.
Menurut Pemangku Pengarah Penerangan, Awang Haji Yussof Haji Ladi ketika menyampaikan ucapan perasmiannya, penulisan rencana dan berita merupakan satu cabang disiplin ilmu yang mencabar yang menuntut ciri-ciri ketajaman daya lihat, daya merasa, daya berfikir serta kesungguhan dan ketangkasan menggunakan mekanisme yang ada.
Beliau juga menyatakan bahawa keberkesanan maklumat yang disampaikan kepada khalayak atau kumpulan sasaran banyak bergantung pada dua faktor iaitu kemantapan perisian da…

Children's books should deal with kids' stuff.

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BUDDING children's books authors should be careful to avoid discussing issues which may be too serious and too difficult for children to understand."An author of children's books should be able to look through the eyes and perspectives of children," said Ruzanna Zulkipli, who spoke on behalf of participants at the Writing Children's Novels Workshop, which drew to a close at the Language and Literature Bureau yesterday. Ruzanna suggested that the workshop become an annual event and further expressed her hope in seeing the organisation of a similar workshop for writing novels catered towards teenage and adult audiences. Authors inadvertently share the responsibility of promoting and strengthening the use of the Malay language in the country and should take care in crafting their novels, said the acting director of the Language and Literature Bureau.
"The choice of reading material given to children will determine their ability to master language," said Am…

Projek Titian Puisi di kediaman Menteri Hal Ehwal Ugama

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Projek Titian Puisi diteruskan lagi hari ini di kediaman rasmi Menteri Hal Ehwal Ugama Pehin Dato Seri Setia Utama Dr Ustaz Haji Md Zain Haji Serudin yang dikenali dengan nama pena Shukri Zain. Antara yang hadir ke majlis hari ini ialah Menteri Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan, Pehin Dato Seri Pahlawan Mejar (B) Haji Mohammad Haji Daud dan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman bersama Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Hal Ehwal Agama dan Timbalan Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Hal Ehwal Agama.

Majlis dimulakan dengan ucapan alu-aluan yang disampaikan Ketua II Angkatan Sasterawan dan Sasterawani (Asterawani) Brunei Darussalam yang kemudiannya diteruskan dengan puisi penyambut Salam oleh Pehin Dato Seri Setia Utama Dr Ustaz Haji Md Zain. Majlis hari ini diteruskan dengan pengucapan puisi oleh Yahya Ms, Timbalan Menteri Hal Ehwal Ugama, Pehin Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Badaruddin Haji Awang Othman, Wijaya dan Zairis MS. Pehin Dato Seri Pahl…

Bureau plays vital role in spreading language, literature.

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The Language and Literature Bureau plays an important role to produce new and young writers who will be able to assist and support as well as implement roles and responsibilities of the bureau in collectively spreading the Malay language and literature widely.

In this regard, the bureau, through its Publication Planning Section, is currently conducting a workshop on Children Novel Writing, to help writers channel their work that is relevant. Facilitated by Mohd Zefri Ariff, the four-day workshop, which began yesterday at the Balai Sarmayuda of the bureau, aimed to produce talented new and young writers in the children literature genre and guide them to producing a quality children's novel.

The workshop also introduced techniques of writing children's novel; introduce and draw children's interest to read and appreciate the message in the novel; and to provide an understanding of the process of publication.

Yesterday's workshop touched on the introduction topics - comprisin…

ASEAN book publishers hold AGM in Singapore.

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The Director of Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), Dr Mataim Bakar, who is also the Vice-President of Asean Book Publishers Association (ABPA) and the chairman of Brunei Book Publishers National Council (JKKPBNBD), attended the 4th annual general meeting (AGM) of ABPA in Singapore recently.

He was accompanied by an officer from DBP, Dyg Hjh Siti Zaleha Hj Kaprawi, who is also the secretary of JKKPBNBD. The two officers attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd World Book Fair 2008 at Suntec; the Singapore Book Industry Seminar entitled "From Book to Bestseller: Writing, Publishing and Marketing your Work"; and the launching of the ABPA website.
The 23rd World Book Fair 2008 was officially opened by Singapore's Minister of Information, Communications and Arts, Dr Lee Boon Yang, who spoke highly on the future of the book publishing industry. Shortly after the opening ceremony, the minister also visited the ABPA pavilion, which exhibited the publications of books from mem…

Mussidi – TAI dan Cerita-Cerita Lain.

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Sangat jarang lagi aku bertemu dengan penulis yang menghasilkan kumpulan cerpen yang berjudul Tai dan Cerita-Cerita Lain ini, baik ketika perkumpulan atau majlis sastera yang diadakan oleh Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, atau secara kebetulan terserempak di pusat-pusat membeli belah. Begitu juga dengan karyanya, aku sudah tidak berpeluang lagi membaca karya-karya terbaharu darinya terbit di ruangan cerpen Majalah Bahana. Ya, mungkin benar dengan apa yang ia perkatakan yang menurutnya untuk sementara ini ia sedang berehat dari menulis atau berkarya.

Apapun aku masih berkesempatan melihat cerpen-cerpennya melalui online, iaitu melalui halamannya http://mussidi.googlepages.com/ yang mengandungi cerpen-cerpennya yang terdahulu - di samping menyimpan dua buah kumpulan cerpen dari penulis ini, iaitu Kecoh yang kubeli dari kedai buku DBP dan sebuah lagi kumpulan cerpen TAI dan Cerita-Cerita Lain yang diberi oleh penulis ini sendiri. Cerpen-cerpennya yang terkandung dalam kumpulan-kumpulan cerpen te…

Three Plays Performed To Promote Literature.

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Three theatre plays from the "Pantaran Sastera" Project were performed at the Balai Sarmayuda, Language and Literature Bureau in Berakas on 3 June 2008. Present as the guest of honour was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Jemat bin Haji Ampal, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. In his welcoming speech, Dr Mataim bin Bakar, Director of the Language and Literature Bureau, said that the project is a part of the year-long activities organised by the bureau to expose literature to the general public while providing an avenue where literature experts can come together to share their experiences and also cultivate interest in the subject. He said that the project is a long term endeavour and that there are plans to showcase Brunei talents in the literature field not only in the four districts but in neighbouring Malaysian areas like Lawas, Limbang and Miri.
The night showcased three groups, including (Triple S) and Ada Ada Saja from UBD, as part of the activ…

Novel 'Sidang Burung' Mengangkat Tinggi Daya Keintelektualan Pembaca.

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Sekali lagi kita dapat membaca sebuah novel yang berjudul Sidang Burung buah tangan Muslim Burmat, Tokoh Sastera Brunei Darussalam. Dua buah novel beliau yang terakhir yang telah kita miliki masing-masing berjudul Makna Sebenar Sebuah Ladang dan Maka yang sarat tersirat dengan erti dan perlambangan.

Sebelum ini dalam sebuah novelnya penulis Muslim Burmat, menyajikan sebuah ceritera tentang matinya seekor burung yang tercantik di pukat seorang pemikat burung, tetapi dalam novel yang terbaru ini, ia mengisahkan para burung mengadakan satu persidangan terbesar membincangkan karenah manusia yang dianggap menzalimi kaum mereka itu. Dengan yang demikian novel yang terdahulu, Terbang Tinggi dengan Sidang Burung mungkin sebuah cerita panjang yang terbahagi dua yang kemudiannya masing-masing memiliki tajuk yang agak seerti.

Kita, dalam Sidang Burung, dipertontonkan dengan susuk geroda yang gerun dan menakutkan, yang hebat gagah menjadi perlambangan kekuatan fizikal dan identiti daripada suatu za…

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