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Monday, June 17, 2013

To BookXcess Before Going Home Town

Today is my last day in Kuala Lumpur.  Before I went back to Ipoh, I accompanied my brother to UM. He wanted to settle his claims with UM after he had his paper presentation at Bangkok. Arriving early in the morning after sending my niece to school, we had simple breakfast at Rumah Universiti first.

At UM, I didn't want to miss a chance to buy a Jurnal. I already allocate rack space for Jurnal genre at home. Mean that I determine to collect as many local + international jurnals related my field and my interests. Jurnal is  is a scholarly publication on a periodical schedule. It contains  articles focus on a specific discipline or field of study written by scholars and researchers. Unlike books and magazines, journals are intended for an academic writings / study into something / reflect upon one thinking.

From UM then, we started our journey to Amcorp Mall. Hmm.. what else if not for the BookXcess, a place  known for its wide selection of genre books in English + lower price as always. I suddenly remember my friend, Syihan. He wanted so badly to go Amcorp Mall for shopping books here. (Aha.. do not worry, Syihan...hihi. We'll get there for our next trip when the time has come, insyaAllah). At BookXcess, I bought 3 books which gave total cost RM53.70. Books listing as below:


A concise biography of Mao Zedong (1983-1976), the Chinese peasant farmer’s son who became ruler of the world’s most populous nation. Mao’s leadership of the communist revolution and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, after two decades of civil war and Japanese invasion, earned him the title of Chairman Mao and the Great Leader. His launch of rapid and extensive collectivization and industrialization in his second Five Year Plan, known as the Great Leap Forward, had catastrophic repercussions for millions in rural China, and the Cultural Revolution that he instigated in the sixties lead directly to the destruction of a large part of the country’s cultural heritage.



This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and window into the suprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan.



The Kurds in Iraq by Kerim Yildiz, explores the key issues facing the Kurds in Iraq in the aftermath of the US-led invasion and chaos of the occupation. It is the most clear and up-to-date account of the problems that all political groups face in rebuilding the country, as well as exploring Kurdish links and international relations in the broader sense. It should be required reading for policy-makers and anyone interested in the current position of the Kurds in Iraq.


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Rizal Yusuf said...

haha...kesian syihan kena tinggal...ko kena pujuk dia gi lagi skali...


takpa2.. kita ajak dia pergi nanti..aha;)

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