Gerakbudaya London Ltd

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Gerakbudaya London Ltd is the digital distribution arm of the Gerakbudaya publishing group which publishes and distributes its own imprints (SIRD) as well as distributes fine and thoughtful titles on Malaysia, Southeast Asia and Asia for the world. The group publishes academic, serious nonfiction and fiction titles on a wide range of subjects, from Anthropology to Zoological studies. The SIRD (Strategic Information and Research Development) imprint which started in 2000 focuses on Malaysian and Southeast Asian studies, economics, gender studies, the social sciences, politics and international relations. The books reach a diverse audience of scholarly and academic communities, students, NGOs and development communities, policymakers, activists and the wider public. Via its sister organisation, GB Gerakbudaya Enterprise Sdn Bhd, the group also distributes titles published by scholarly and institutional presses, NGOs and other independent publishers from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, UK and the US.

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What is the aim of Gerakbudaya Digital?
Gerakbudaya Digital is the ebook publishing arm of the renowned Malaysian independent publisher and distributor Gerakbudaya Enterprise. The new Gerakbudaya Digital is set up to introduce the print group's list of print titles to ebook audiences as well as commission new and original titles for the ebook reader.
Like its parent, the digital arm will focus on publishing independent, thoughtful and fine ebook titles that provide alternative, edgy and thought provoking ideas and stories to the world. As an independent publisher from Southeast Asia, the group focuses on English and Malay language titles with emphases on the Southeast Asian region as well as Asia.
How many ebooks are you publishing this year?
Gerakbudaya Digital will publish firstly from its backlist of more than a hundred original printed titles from the SIRD imprint over the coming months. We also expect to launch our first ebook only thought provoking piece within the next three months. In the meantime, we also welcome new manuscripts and book proposals from authors who desire to publish straight to ebook.
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The Red Bicycle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,110. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The brave fighters of the Communist Party of Malaya lived hard lives in the jungles, pledging allegiance to the Party above all else. But despite their dedication, many were lost due to a traitor in their midst – one so high-ranking that nobody would have suspected him.
Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,850. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
For the first time, Politics of the Temporary details the rich, complex and often difficult realities of the lives of migrants in Malaysia – experiences that are for the most part hidden from public consciousness and awareness. Through a series of reflective and critical ethnographic notes – and told in the words of migrants themselves – Parthiban Muniandy provides an intimate examination of the m
Death of the Dragon God Lake: Voices from Tasik Chini, Malaysia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,470. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
​Death of the Dragon God Lake is a family ethnography focusing on the Jakun of Tasik Chini, Malaysia, and their contemporary struggles. The Orang Asli, West Malaysia's indigenous people have seen efforts to 'modernise' them, and this official spin cloak the denial of Orang Asli self-determination and the concurrent damage being done to their traditional land.
Trauma, Memory, and Transformation: Southeast Asian Experiences
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Stress, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Different forms of trauma affect many millions of people. Trauma also helps to shape individual and collective memories. This innovative book explores how traumatic occurrences and processes are remembered. Using examples from well-known events like the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, and civil conflict in southern Thailand, as well as religious tensions
Banana Punk Rawk Trails: A Euro-Fool’s Metal Punk Journeys in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Between 2010 and 2015, travel writer, author and metal punk guitarist Marco Ferrarese was the one and only ‘white elephant in the room’ of the Malaysian metal punk scene. In this highly electric and graphic memoir, Ferrarese tells you how it was to play lead guitar in Penang’s thrash core band WEOT SKAM, negotiating flimsy stage set-ups and shady promoters to gel into a developing world’s music.
Jasmine for the Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The woman sat down close to him, close enough for him to feel her warmth through his trousers...A British journalist is murdered at the Tugu Negara, the Malaysian national monument. As Chief Inspector Chee Keong and Haris Askandar investigates, the trail leads wide, deeper and higher. An unputdownable crime read.
The Social Commons: Rethinking Social Justice in Post-Neoliberal Societies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
As world neo-liberal economic order self-destructs in a climate of non growth and widening inequality, the birth of new social movements and alternatives are disrupting the old politics and business "as usual" in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The Social Commons: Rethinking Social Justice in Post-Neoliberal Societies by Francine Mestrum offers a new and original framework to the debate.
Young and Malay: Growing Up in Multicultural Malaysia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This collection of nine essays by young and 'youngish' Malays who are artists, novelists, lawyers, politicians, journalists, and social activists is a compelling read for observers and researchers of contemporary Malay and Malaysian politics and culture. ​
Ethnic Relations in Malaysia: Conflict and Harmony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,770. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Academic turned political activist and presently, Senator from Selangor state to the Parliament, Dr Syed Husin Ali traces how ethnicity has been manipulated, since Independence, by Malaysian politicians for their own gain to the detriment of the people. A must read for those studying ethnic politics and development, Southeast Asia, and sociology in the social sciences.
The Peaceful People: The Penan and their Fight for the Forest
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,710. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Gerakbudaya London Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
The Peaceful People is the story of the Penan, the jungle nomads of Sarawak, Malaysia, on Borneo island who for decades have fought for possession and preservation of their traditional forest lands against rampant logging. Author Paul Malone provides a comprehensive account of Penan society and culture, the politics of logging and the struggle of indigenous communities.


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