Categories: Iban Publications

(1998) Compiled by Robert Menua Saleh.
Published by The Tun Jugah Foundation.
Paperback, 157 p.

Written in classical Iban. Contains an anthology of selected pantun, songs of Iban tropes. The Iban use trobes to express their feelings of sadness and happiness, hatred and admiration, curse and compliment, and to channel their requests for favour, needs and wants. These are elements of a serious pantun. However, some pantun are just entertainment,usually carrying romantic messages. This book offers both. Pantun is worth learning and understanding, especially if you wish to be sung to and offered a glass of rice wine.

Written by Robert Menua Saleh