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Author Event with Kam Raslan
January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pmRM10
THE ANATOMY OF A PICARESQUE HERO.
Join us for an evening of witty banter with writer and broadcaster Kam Raslan, who will talk about the provenance and make-up of Dato’ Hamid, the roguish protagonist of his famously funny Confessions of an Old Boy at 8pm, Saturday, 27 January 2024. Kam will be chatting with Min Hun who will be asking questions such as:
- How much of the good Dato’ was drawn from real people?
- Who were they?
- Have they threatened to sue? … and more
This promises to be a highly entertaining event, and there will be an audience Q&A as well as a book signing on the evening. Please purchase your tickets early as spaces are limited. Tickets are RM10 and you will receive a RM10 voucher to use on event day.
About the book:
Dato’ Hamid, ‘Old Boy’ and retired civil servant, burst into public prominence in 2007 when his rib-tickling confessional memoirs quickly sold out. Fifteen years on, this revamped edition is back to tickle the funny bone of readers afresh and introduce a new generation to just how cosmopolitan yet curmudgeonly, suave yet self-serving, poised-for-anything yet prepared-to-shirk-everything, and ultimately unwittingly hilarious an Empire-educated Malaysian can be.
Get ready to reel at his hapless adventures from the Forties to the Noughties, from Paris Chindai, London to Los Angeles, with pit stops to Algiers and the Temerloh Rest House. Revel and tut along with Dato’ Hamid as he reveals how he was seduced by a beautiful Russian diamond thief, corrupted by a ruthlessly ambitious banker, beguiled by the rhythms of the disco era, and reluctantly helped solve the murder of a billionaire businessman — when all he ever wanted was to be at home with The Wife, tending to his orchids and perusing the obituaries page in the News Straits Times.
- January 27
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Book Discussion, Meet the Author