Research Paper-Che Husna Azhari
I wrote about Che Husna Azhari for my research paper. She is one of the creative writers in Malaysia among others like Karim Raslan, Ali Majod, Rehman Rashid, Saleh Ben Joned and so on. Her masterpieces are very impressive and equals if we compared to the famous female writers in this world such as Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin and etcetera. Most of her literary works were based from her personal background experiences from her state; Kelantan. She has written many short stories and poems that were mostly related to Kelantan’s background. Some of her famous literary works that I know are short story entitled Mariah, Pak De Samad’s Cinema, Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes and so many more. She also had published her first English anthology entitled ‘An Anthology of Kelantan Tales’ in 1992. This anthology is about the Kelantan tales and the latest anthology that she had written is ‘An English Sojourn’. Based from my research on Che Husna Azhari’s works, I found that her literary works contain many implications for our education system and also for the teaching field. She is a very thoughtful person as the issues that she is trying to pull out here in her works are so much related to be seen by us. From her works, the students could be encouraged to read literature. Because of this, they could be the aesthetic readers. They will not only read literature as to fulfill their teachers’ requirement, but also to find pleasure in reading the literary texts. Her works also full of humors and jokes which I think it is very suitable for the students to read at any time. Besides, Che Husna Azhari’s work also can promote the culture awareness among the students. Many of her literary works are closed to our Malaysian context, which will make the students to understand her works easier. Moreover, the issues that she is trying to say in her literary texts are current and very recent. Students could look at the moral values found in the texts and can apply them in their lives.