My name is Atiqah and I am a final year of Master's degree student. I have set up this fundraising page in hoping to get your support for me to publish an e-book!
The content of the book is from my thesis in which I find that, the thesis findings should go beyond fulfilling the university requirement to graduate. I should share the findings to public! The book is about the experiences of former Hansen's disease sufferers and their families in a village settlement, Kampung Sinar Baru, Kota Padawan, Sarawak. Hansen's disease or leprosy or in Malay language, kusta, is a stigmatised affliction especially to the old generation. If you ask your parent(s), some may know how horrified this disease to society in the past. In Peninsular Malaysia, there is one known hospital for this disease long time ago - Hospital Sungai Buloh. In Sarawak, we have Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital. While stories on Hansen's disease in Peninsula are quite many had been published, there is no publication to cover their hidden voices. When I did a fieldwork on the village, they gave me thumbs up for covering their detailed stories!
I am a recipient of Kotex #SheCan, please find this link for your further reading https://www.kotex.com.my/en-my/shecanfund/atiqah However, as a first-timer to explore the world of book publication, I didn't realise how expensive it would be to publish a book. Therefore, I beg for your help to cover the additional expenses of my book - the expenses would cover for editing and a half cost of publication process.
I also want to set up a reward for the backers! For those who donate US$60 and above would be rewarded with a free copy of my e-book! Make sure to write your email or message me in case I miss your name. I will update about it later once the book publishes! You can also reach me via email [email protected]
In case you don't have a Paypal and wish to direct pay to my local bank (Malaysia), you are welcome to:
Bank Islam (Atiqah binti Abd Rahim)
Thank you for reading this long post and I am incredibly bless for your support ^^