Mengapa Saya Menulis
Suratman Markasan memperjuangkan 'keadilan' di dalam kebanyakan karya beliau seperti novel Kembali Kepada al-Quran. Buku Mengapa Saya Menulis merupakan mutiara yang sangat tinggi dalam ranah dan khazanah Melayu Singapura. Buku ini ialah sebuah bacaan penting bagi pengkaji, peminat dan pelajar sastera Melayu Singapura.
Why Do I Write
Suratman Markasan has skifully defended the ideology of 'justice' in most of his writings such as Kembali Kepada al-Quran. Why Do I Write is a meaningful literary contribution to the Singapore Malay Community. The combination of the intellectualism and aesthetics in this book is a very important and interesting read for both literary researchers and students.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Suratman Markasan dilahirkan pada 29 Disember 1930 di Pasir Panjang, Singapura. Beliau meraih pelbagai anugerah termasuklah Anugerah Montblanc-NUS Centre for Arts Literary Award, SEA Write Award, Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, Anugerah Sastera Nusantara Johor Baharu, Anugerah Tokoh Pujangga UPSI dan Pingat Budaya.
Suratman Markasan was born in 1930 and lived in Pasir Panjang. He is a prolific poet, novelist and respected literary pioneer. He was the only child of his village who continued his education at the Sepoy Lines Malay School during the BMA era. He has been a member of ASAS'50 since 1956; serving tenures as its secretary and head.