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Writer's Talk 2004: Reflections on Poetry & the Self - A Personal Record

Source: The Centre for the Arts, NUS

The Centre for the Arts, NUS is organising a public lecture by poet and theatre-specialist Professor Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof on 5 Apr 2004. The talk will be held at The Centre for the Arts Auditorium, NUS from 6pm to 7pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Ghulam’s work is unique, differing considerably in style, content and aesthetic principles as well as purpose from the work of other Malaysian and Singaporean poets writing in English.

This uniqueness stems largely from the poet’s own cultural background which fuses influences from South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East as well as the West.

The poems of Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof are a manifestation of the intense encounter between the poet and two worlds – the internal and the external, the physical and the spiritual.

The lecture will focus on the relationship between the writer and his work.

About the Writer:

Professor Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof lectures in the Performing Arts at the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur. His main research interests include Asian Drama and Theatre, English Literature, Southeast Asian Theatre and Traditional Malay Theatre.

He has developed extensive archival documentation on traditional Malay performing arts genres. His publications include poetry collection Perfumed Memories, a collection of literary works Mirror of a Hundred Hues and the Dictionary of Traditional Southeast Asian Theatre.

Content Contributor: The Centre for the Arts, NUS

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