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Sabah Carrim

Sabah Carrim

Sabah Carrim holds a Masters degree in human rights and teaches law at Brickfields Asia College, Kuala Lumpur. She has published extensively in the areas of law, philosophy and education. She is currently the Chief Editor of Brickfields Law Review and has been instrumental in establishing a meaningful connection between law, philosophy, the arts and literature. Her current research interests and activities include the writings of Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosophy of writing, creativity and eroticism. Her novel Humeirah Fasq is in course of publication.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:46

Why I Write

I write for order, for Logos

Writing compels me to face my thoughts, however complex and muddled they are, shift some to the left, others to the right, some upwards, others downwards, until they form part of a coherent image of reality - my image of reality. I write because I enjoy verbalizing my thoughts so that in the end, every action or inaction is justified intelligently. If not, it is at least given an identity. By attributing reasons for every phenomenon in my environment, I feel empowered by my ability to think in a coherent and structured manner. The existence of such logos or order in my life renders every action and thought meaningful. Writing thus makes existence and 'beingness' meaningful.

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