SIBF 2019: Ormakalude Urumbanakkangal, the memoirs of Malayalam author Fousia Kalapatt to be released on November 8
The release of the Memoirs of Malayalam writer Fousia Kalappat, Ormakalude Urumbanakkangal, published by Saikatham Books is on November 8, 8.30-8.25 P.M., at the event organised by Katha Kalakoumudi Expatriates Writers Forum at Writers Forum in Sharjah International Book Fair 2019.
Malayalam author and film producer, Venu Kunnampilli will hand over the first copy of Ormakalude Urumbanakkangal to Malayalam writer V.R.Sudesh and officially release the book at the SIBF 2019.
Fousia Kalapatt has published collection of essays titled: Minaminnikal Ennodu Paranjathu (What the glow worm had told me) and Mazha Nananja Mannidangal (Rain Soaked Lands) and a poetry collection titled: Nilaavil Oru Pranaya Salabam (A Romantic Butterfly in Moon). Another collection of stories, Aa Kathayum Mattu Kathakalum (That Story and Other Stories) will be released soon.
While reacting about Ormakalude Urumbanakkangal, renowned Film Script Writer and Actor, Renji Panikkar had written in his foreword: “Each essay in this book, like the care of a pet cat, moves around by leaning on the mind and memories of the readers with utmost affection and sincerity. The author reveals a vision of life in short and large essays. It is a philosophy of humanity that is unfamiliar to our time beyond reigion and the walls. Each of Fausia Kalapatt’s writings are replete with simple and lucid lessons of love.”
While speaking about the memoirs to The Indian News, Fousia Kalpatt told The Indian News Editor, Jayashankar Menon: “The common refrain I encounter is that many people ask me whether I am old enough to write memoirs. It seems to me that at any age it is possible to go through the memories of that age. In fact, my entry into the literary world is through writing memoirs. Out of these memoirs, few things will stick to my heart, while some of them were like feathers and some others were like boulders. They would melt and fade away only when they transform into letters. By that time new embryos will be born. The great thing was that the lives that were flashing in my memories gave me the strength to make them into letters without leaving them in the forgetfulness.”
Born to Mohammed and Arifa at Edapally in Ernakulam District of Kerala, Fousia Kalappat is a teacher by profession after obtaining her post graduation and BEd. She is also an Independent journalist. Fousis did her schooling from Pious Girls School in Edapally and her college education from Majaraja’s College, Ernakulam. Fousia Kalapatt writes regularly for many onnline Malayalam dailies, e-zines and other social media platforms. Many of her short stories, essays and articles appear on the leading weeklies of Kerala. Anil is her husband and the couple have a daughter, Amina.