A Map of Trengganu

Uncle Awang Goneng’s latest book, A Map of Trengganu is finally out! This morning, I went out with my father to pick up the books from the country distributor and helped dad with our first batch of deliveries.

I've got my copy... Have you got yours?

Anxious to be one of the first people to read it, I quickly picked up a copy from the box as soon as we reached home. Soon, I was too engrossed with the book that when my mother called me to help her with the chores, she was shocked to hear me laughing alone. At that very moment, I was reading the part when Awang Goneng ‘took a Law degree “from the Academic Registrar’s office one night when the door was left open”.

‘A Map of Trengganu’ proved to be as beautiful and fun as its prequel ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’. Since the book had just arrived from Singapore, (as for today) there is a big chance that you may not be able to get them from the bookshops in Malaysia yet. But you can calm those restless, fluttering butterflies in your stomach by ordering them straight from ‘The Pizzaman’ (who happens to be my father 🙂 )!

You can contact him by email (akarimomar@yahoo.com) or call/SMS 019-319-9788. You can check out his blog post on the book here!. And what’s more? He can send it straight to your doorsteps (which is why he was called ‘The Pizzaman’). Do not miss the chance and get your copy NOW

Anyway, right after I’ve published this post, I’ll be going back to my room where I shall not be disturbed (nor shall I scare mum with my constant outburst) and continue reading the book 🙂


8 thoughts on “A Map of Trengganu

  1. Pingback: A Map of Trengganu – Awang Goneng | Darul Iman

  2. My Dear Aiman,

    Thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you have found it readable. Please buy your brother Che Ali the Oxford English Dictionary and a large bag to help him read it too. The OED comes in two volumes (the shorter version) and weighs a ton. I am not sure if Che Ali would want them in his bag when he’s away reading AMoT under a tree. If so then he can ask the Cheshire Cat sitting on one of the branches the meaning of love, life and everything there is to know. Perhaps the Cat will also tell him why they pulled down Keda Pok Loh Yunang in Kuala Trengganu.

  3. Dear Uncle Awang Goneng,
    Thank you for dropping by and writing me a comment. It is very kind of Uncle AG to do so and I’m so proud and excited about it. Actually the OED will not be good enough for my little brother for he finds the Trengganuspeak is even more confusing 🙂 Anyway he is very excited when our mother told him that the barber’s shop that he wrote about in one of his post was Cik Omar’s(AMoT page 146) second shop-before he retired. So, I guess the Cheshire Cat will be a better idea compared to the OED – not only because I do not have to help him to carry the heavy bag of OED when Che Ali choose to read his AMoT under the tree – but also the cat can help him with the Trengganuspeak better than I.

  4. Dear Skye,

    Indeed the book is beautifully written. It is a must read especially if you are into History, Culture or English Literature. Otherwise, it’s still a fun book to read. It is really helpful in developing your vocabulary skill too.

    Since my father (The Pizzaman) is selling the book, I believe if your parents could contact him through email (akarimomar@yahoo.com), my father could get things worked out. Besides, he had received an order from someone in New York and I am sure he could help you too 🙂

    -Aiman Amani

  5. Sounds like a good book! Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately :))

  6. Pingback: Growing Up in Trengganu + A Map of Trengganu by Awang Goneng | Darul Iman

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