A childhood memoir of a boy growing up in rural Malaysia in the 1950s and 1960s. It follows a boy named Mat through childhood misbehaviour, life on his father's rubber plantation and Muslim traditions and ceremonies, drawing out the humour and comedy in even the most ordinary situations.
"Kampung Boy has a lot of heart and the characters are wonderful. I've been a fan of Lat's comic book series for 15 years." - Matt Groening (The Simpsons)"
Lat is one of the most-read and prolific cartoonists in Southeast Asia and his is gradually gaining international fame as his comics are translated and published all over the world. His word was first published when he was just thirteen years old. Considered by many to be the Charles Schulz of Malaysia, his characters are widely recognised and decorate one of the planes in the AirAsia fleet. He was awarded the prestigious Malaysian honorific Dato' (roughly equivalent to a knighthood in Britain) in 1994