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Sabah Student’s Poem Published In UK’s Margate Bookie Zine

Sabah Student’s Poem Published In UK’s Margate Bookie Zine

18-year-old Ashraf Daniel Anuar’s poem I Took It On Myself was published in last year’s magazine but was selected again for the magazine’s special edition featuring stellar creative works.

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A student in Sabah, Ashraf Daniel Anuar, 18, has successfully published his poem in the 2023 edition of the British literary magazine Margate Bookie Zine.

Ashraf, who majors in Bakery and Pastry at Keningau Vocational College, has written a poem entitled “I Took It On Myself” which was one of the 13 works selected to be published.

In the poem, Ashraf writes that he blames himself for the problems befalling his family but soon realises he needs to be more rational and optimistic to face the issues.

Poetry is a medium for me to express my feelings that I started to be interested in three years ago and it helped me expand my knowledge, especially in English literature and language skills.

Ashraf Daniel Anuar told Harian Metro

Harian Metro reported that Ashraf’s poem was first published by the magazine last year but it was selected again for the magazine’s special edition.

The magazine’s special edition showcases outstanding creative works and can be downloaded from the website. Ashraf’s poem is on page 15.

The magazine is produced by the charity Margate Bookie, based in Kent, England, and is supported by the Arts Council England.

According to the College Head of Research and Innovation, Dr Sirhajwan Idek, the magazine usually publishes about 50 original works in each annual edition.

However, this year, only 13 original works were published in the special edition.

According to Daily Express, a total of five college students here have successfully published their works in the form of paintings, poems, essays, and short stories in 2021 and 2022.

The Director of the college, Christine Stanislaus Kinsik, is proud of Ashraf’s achievement and hopes more students will be exposed to the world of writing literary works to improve language skills and instil good values among students.

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