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Interpreter of Winds

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Interpreter of Winds is forthcoming and will be available for sale online, and in bookstores, after its launch date.


by Fairoz Ahmad

Book Launch
28 June 2019, 7.30 PM - 8.30 PM


Often an unnoticed caress on our faces, winds are voiceless and formless. How do we interpret them? What mysteries can we find in the whispers of winds? From a Dutch occupied Java where a witch was murdered, a dog who desires to be a Muslim, to a day in which all sense of music is lost, the mundane is aflame with the uncanny.

In these stories, Fairoz Ahmad invites you to take a closer look at ordinary objects, as they take on a life of their own and spin gossamer threads. This book is a celebration of the little charms and enchantments of our universes amidst struggles and eventual helplessness.

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About the Author

Fairoz Ahmad is the co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Chapter W. Based in Jogjakarta, the organisation works at the intersection of women, technology and social impact. He is an alumni of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme, the premier exchange programme for emerging leaders in the social sector, and a recipient of the National University of Singapore's Outstanding Young Alumni award.

Fairoz graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master of Public Policy (Distinction) under the Chevening-Oxford scholarship. He currently lectures in Temasek Polytechnic on research methods, community development and sociology. Prior to this, he managed the World Bank and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation portfolios in the Singapore Foreign Service and the Ministry of Finance.

About the orbit series

What worlds live beyond ourselves? An open path for all kinds of books of impact, orbit by Ethos Books launches fresh and different works that might not meet the conventions of a full-length work in breadth, but whose concerns orbit the heart of being and can stand as they are. Affordable and coming in a handy physical format, books in the orbit series seek to travel. Reads that seem small in size but will knock your socks off in the span of a train ride; orbit is a setting off and a returning home. Books that are tiny portals to meaning—for yourself, and to all around us. 

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ISBN: 978-981-11-9444-3
Published: 2019
Dimension: 115mm x 170mm  
Extent: 104
Finish: Paperback