This collection represents the best stories entered for the D.K Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in its inaugural year, and includes the winning piece by Hanna Alkaf, and by runners up Marc de Faoite, Saras Manickam, and Tina Isaacs There are also pieces by veteran sports writer Tony Mariadass and journalists Rehman Rashid and Lionel Yew.Malaysian writers, both new andThis collection represents the best stories entered for the D.K Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in its inaugural year, and includes the winning piece by Hanna Alkaf, and by runners up Marc de Faoite, Saras Manickam, and Tina Isaacs There are also pieces by veteran sports writer Tony Mariadass and journalists Rehman Rashid and Lionel Yew.Malaysian writers, both new and established, write about how sports bring out the best in us There are stories about the personal growth that comes through overcoming enormous odds a young man with cerebral palsy conquers the swimming pool an aerobics enthusiast overcomes grinding poverty and the predictions of a fortune teller to make a career in sports and a mother of two young sons overcomes the reluctance of a whole community to establish a Football and Reading Club in the shade of a mighty tree.But the darker side of the subject is also explored in these stories A schoolboy faces bullying, and the culture of machismo on the football field a national hero gets away with rape and a golf course becomes the scene of a sniper attack when the man entrusted with the investigation of a national scandal turns up to play a round with his friends.At every turn expectations are overturned a young woman boxer wants to be seen as appealingly feminine a childhood enthusiasm for free football gives a Malaysian student the mental resources to steal a movie poster and a man skilled
Champion Fellas This collection represents the best stories entered for the D K Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in its inaugural year and includes the winning piece by Hanna Alkaf and by runners up Marc de Faoit
I love most of the collection of short stories in it Among my faves are by Hanna Alkaf, Marc de Faoite, Joon Teoh, Tina Isaac, Masturah Alatas, Zed Adam Idris Shaqila Munisamy s stories A recommended read 3.5 star from me
Interesting collection of fiction and non fiction around the theme of sport Very nicely designed book with some great stories Disclaimer I have a story featured in this book
I am a giveaway winner A bit late on the review, my bad.When I first heard about this anthology, I was pretty stoked Being both a football fan and a book lover, I have yet to really see anything that sort of bridge between my two favourite hobbies There s also this weird perception that sports fans are brainless jocks and bookworms are not interested in sports So, seeing that not only this anthology exists, but it s also set in Malaysia, I was pretty sold Now, with all anthologies, it s always a [...]
A good attempt at a book of short stories for Malaysia with a sports theme, however the quality of the stories are not consistent Some possibilities here and yet some very mediocre ones.
first reads winner.This collection of stories depicts the Malaysian spirit for sports and how Each piece of story carries its own emotion and links it to the common thread of sports Be it pride, suffering, nostalgia and this one is my weak spot , love, care, understanding, self identity and many others, all through diligent sportsmanship I personally, though, didn t come up to terms with some stories And being a non native, there should have been translations of the terms for international reade [...]
A good collection of short stories revolving the sports theme, coming from people of all walks of life some showed heartwarming stories that are inspirational to us, which are balanced off by stories which show the dark side of sports when one is consumed by greed and the overbearing need to not fail A very good compilation of stories indeed for those who love to read about sports.
Inspiring collection of short stories about ups and downs of Malaysian sportsman I enjoyed reading it Given for an honest review.