The Female Cell

The Female Cell stories all previously unpublished by Rumaizah Abu Bakar in her first book that display an acute sense of observation with humour and irony but without prejudice or pandering With minimalist sket

  • Title: The Female Cell
  • Author: Rumaizah Abu Bakar
  • ISBN: 9789833221318
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • 20 stories all previously unpublished by Rumaizah Abu Bakar in her first book that display an acute sense of observation, with humour and irony, but without prejudice or pandering With minimalist sketches, she has the uncanny knack for suggesting danger in even the most mundane If you have read her initial works in the News From Home anthology, see how she has matured.20 stories all previously unpublished by Rumaizah Abu Bakar in her first book that display an acute sense of observation, with humour and irony, but without prejudice or pandering With minimalist sketches, she has the uncanny knack for suggesting danger in even the most mundane If you have read her initial works in the News From Home anthology, see how she has matured The Female Cell is published by Silverfish Books under the Malaysian Literature in English series The book features two parts 1 Part 1 Loves, Lies and Lives short fictions2 Part 2 Travel Tales to Cairo, Turkey, Makkah, the Philippines, Bangkok, etc What others say Rumaizah s stories are unpretentious and delightful These short vignettes of human emotions and interations are perfect for that rainy afternoon, accompanied by tea and biscuits These stories have light in them Dina Zaman, author of I am Muslim Whether she is describing the kaleidoscopic panorama of Kuala Lumpur, or the prickly solitude of a traveller in Turkey, Rumaizah demonstrates a generous capacity for observation A quietly assured debut collection Alfian Sa at, writer, poet and playright Visit rumaizahabubakar Order online at Silverfish Bookshop here silverfishbooks buybooFor e book lovers, The Female Cell e book is now available at Kindle Nook stores Click here to order bookcyclone product_in

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    1. "The Female Cell" is a collection of short works by Kedah-born Rumaizah Abu Bakar, published by Silverfish Books in 2011. Do note that I use 'works' instead of 'stories'. But I'll get to that later. Like usual, I'll talk about the cover first.This book suffers from the same ailment other Silverfish titles seem to be afflicted with. I mean, the "Silverfish New Writing" titles had superb covers, but others are merely meh if not outright ugly. I love the high-grade brown paper between the covers, t [...]

    2. I quite enjoyed reading it. I am very into plot driven stories and although the female cell is not that driven on plot, i grasped it well and managed to read the book within the day (I always read a book if I like it within the day as I cant put it down).I particularly loved the story Beads which was although short, was filled with delicate descriptions and a quick turn at the end of the story. Rumaizah's flare for description and amazing travel stories are what really got me driven to finish th [...]

    3. The Female Cell is a collection of 20 short stories, divided into two parts: Loves, Lives and Lies and Travel Tales. The stories are easy and enjoyable to read; the author paints the scenes vividly with great detail and it's easy to be absorbed into the stories. I enjoyed the first part of stories from everyday life: a string of bead necklace breaks in a train; a woman wearing stilettos; a simple need for sugar and food after fasting; paranoia over a stranger. Life goes on in its usual humdrum w [...]

    4. I was torn in between of 2 and 3 stars. But the description of "It was ok (2 stars)" and "Liked it (3 stars)" made me opted for the latter.It's not that I don't like The Female Cell. It was, well, ok. It was more like a teaser of what Rumaizah Abu Bakar can, and will be, as a literary writer.I was mostly disappointed at the lack of character development - most characters in the stories were one dimensional. Some were promising, but the moment they opened up, especially emotionally, the stories e [...]

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