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Brunei Times

  • HistORY, GRIEF AND HARD TRUTHS IN ANN SNOW CHIN’S BOOKS

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
APTBILITY Trading Company held a press conference at Ximply Chriz Cafe in Regent Square, Kiulap yesterday to promote the books of Ann Snow Chin, a Sarawak-born, New Zealand-based writer.
Chin is currently on a tour of Sarawak and Brunei to promote her new books.
Her book, “From China to Borneo and Beyond”, is a journal that traces the movement of her late ancestors, the Chans and the Kongs, fromKwong Zhou, China to the jungle of Borneo back in 1907.
The story weaves in details of the Opium war, virgin tropical jungle, the Japanese occupation, and fighting with the communists as some of the difficulties the family went through.
The journal also records the families’ second wave of movement to England, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia, the USA and New Zealand.
Her second book, “Diary of a Bereaved Mother”, shares her own story of losing her son to a rare disease, and her journey to overcome her own grief while inspiring other bereaved mothers to do the same.
Her third book, “Mail Order Bride” studies darker social issues that affect today’s society.
Chin is a member of Sands Manuk in New Zealand, an organisation set up to support parents and families in the Manukau region who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or up to a year following a full-term birth.
Those who are interested in reading Chin’s books may contact the director of Aptbility Trading Company, Wong Nqie Sek at 7112823 to place an order.

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