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  • 138 pages 
  • 17cm X 24cm  
  • Published in Singapore, 2019 

Akar is a magazine about the everyday stories and histories of Southeast Asia. ‘Akar’ is the Malay word for roots.


This issue explores what it means to move and to be moved — across time, space, worlds, and circumstances. Why do people move? What happens when you literally lose your ability to move?


In this issue:


  • Journey: poems by Evannia C Handoyo, Nusratullah Karimi & Ripon Chowdhury
  • Mekong, the mother of rivers
  • In memory of Yasmin Binte Ahmad
  • Vulgar Pasts and Cultural Chaos: rethinking Malay social history
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