Nurain M. Zulkepli Releases ‘Tinta Hati: Inked from the Heart’

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Book shares poems, illustrations from fresh voice that explores humanity, faith, love, beauty of nature

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Taking inspiration from her daily experiences in dealing with people and observing their human nature, Nurain M. Zulkepli lyrically explores manifested feelings while reflecting on nature’s beauty and interpreting life and the meaning of living in her first published work, “Tinta Hati: Inked from the Heart” (published by Partridge Singapore).

The book is a bilingual poetry piece, written in both Malay and English languages, that narrates the feelings that are manifested whilst immersing in the beauty of Mother Nature, while interpreting life and the meaning of living. Categorized into three chapters, this piece brings readers through universal issues of humanity, love and human character. Every poem is a reflective piece that brings readers to reflect on and interpret their own experiences with regards to the three main issues brought across by the author. The poems are accompanied by illustrations to creatively send out a message of love and mercy that transcends differences and disparities.

“This book sends out a message of peace in hope to restore humanity in a corrupted world filled with greed, selfishness, egotism and hatred,” the author expresses. “A way to restore humanity is to first touch the human hearts to feel for one another with mercy and empathy.”

An excerpt from the book:
Let hatred be paid with
Sympathy and sincerity
Let rudeness be paid with
Politeness and grace
Let also evil be reciprocated with
Forget about lighting up the fire of animosity
That destroys ties of kinship
That destroys the bonds of friendship
And forget about judging ones faith on their physique
Do we really have to be proud of our own self-proclaimed piety?
For what if none of our deeds are even accepted by the Almighty

“Tinta Hati: Inked from the Heart”
By Nurain M. Zulkepli
Softcover | 8.5x8.5 in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781543744392
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781543744408
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nurain M. Zulkepli is an educator and writer specializing in Malay language and literature. Her deep passion in poetry and universal humanitarian issues have inspired her to write this piece and to translate it into a bilingual piece of work. She lives in Singapore and teaches Malay language in school.

Partridge Singapore, an imprint in partnership with Penguin Random House Singapore, aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia become published authors. Partridge Singapore gives authors in the region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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