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Nation, identity and justice: a comparative study of American and Malaysian Muslim poets, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore and Wong Phui Nam (a.k.a. Razali Abdullah)

Abdul Manaf, Nor Faridah (2009) Nation, identity and justice: a comparative study of American and Malaysian Muslim poets, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore and Wong Phui Nam (a.k.a. Razali Abdullah). In: Writing a nation: essays on Malaysian literature. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 189-210. ISBN 9789833855940

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Abstract

Introduction: In an article on the position of the poet in society, Kenneth Rexroth argued that Plato's disfavour of poets was not early but late since criticism and rejection of poets had been going on since the time of ancient Egypt and Babylon. While the debate continues and has possibly taken a new turn to asking how effective poetry is today or how relevant poets are to modern societies, this study is keen on exploring how two poets of different nationalities but of the same faith (Islam) embrace poetry and use it to articulate their thoughts on issues relating to identity, nationhood and justice. The two poets are Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore, an Anglo-American and Wong Phui Nam, a Chinese Malaysian. Both are Muslims.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 784/1398 (PL5136W956Q 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: poems, Muslims, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore, Wong Phui Nam
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 14:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1398

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