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Suffian Hakim (born 24th July 1986) is a Singaporean media professional and author known for his novels, Harris bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher and The Minorities.
- The first story I wrote was called “Attack of the Giant Killer Underwear”. It was about a batch of dirty underwear that got exposed to toxic radiation and grew to an enormous size. They gained sentience and travelled to Singapore, wreaking havoc along the way.
- I wanted to explore the frustrations a supernatural being would face. Both are beings treated as the unseen by most of society, both are trying to hold on to the things that make them human. The connecting ectoplasm between apparitions and the marginalized? They’re both holding on tightly to their identity and humanity.
- I’m a firm believer of cross-cultural exchange of ideas, I'm a believer in friendships that transcends borders and cultures, and I hope to set a good precedent here for other writers in Singapore to attend in the future and share their stories. It will also be a good opportunity for me to sort out my mummy issues.
- on speaking at the Cairo Literature Festival 2019, from Epigram authors Bernice Chauly and Suffian Hakim head to Cairo Literature Festival 2019