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Amin, Adibah (1936–)

Amin, Adibah (1936–)

Malaysian novelist, actress and journalist. Name variations: Khalida Adibah binti Haji Amin; Khalidah Adibah bt Amin; (pseudonym) Sri Delima. Born Feb 19, 1936, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia; elder dau. of Ibu Zain who published women's magazine Bulan Melayu.

With Habsah Hassan, published radio plays in the collection Pulang Gadisku Pulang (1977); translated Shanon Ahmad's Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan as No Harvest But a Thorn and John Ong's Garam Gula Duka Bahagia (1982) as Sugar and Salt; novels include Puteri Asli (1949), Gadis Sipu (1949), Seroja Masih di Kolam (1968), and the autobiographical Tempat Latuh Lagi Dikenang (Remembrances, 1983); also contributed short stories to women's magazine Ibu and wrote column "As I Was Passing" for English-language paper New Straits Times; film appearances include Adik Manja (1980), Hati Bukan Kristal (1989) and Mat Som (1990). Named Malaysian Journalist of the Year (1979); named Best Supporting Actress at 1st Malaysia Film Festival (1980); received South East Asia WRITE Award (1983) and ESSO-GAPENA Promotion Award for spread of literature (1991).

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