Yumnah binti Muhammad
My name is Yumnah binti Muhammad, and I am a student of St. John’s International School. Earlier this year at age 16, I had written a story entitled “Bright Moon of Myeongwol,” a tale which explores themes of self-empowerment, Asian values and the discovery of one’s abilities through life’s journey.
The Young Author Scheme has been a great program in which I was able to approach my writing from different angles and explore different types of genres. The creative freedom present enabled us as young writers to put forth our most authentic work forward and become part of a larger platform, where our abilities can be nurtured and enrichened. The overall experience was very engaging, as it has allowed me to propel my interests forward; I have been able to grasp onto diverse opportunities and maximize my ability to reconnect with my passion for writing amidst a busy life.
Books by Yumnah binti Muhammad
Jini is a commoner living a life of poverty in 16th century Joseon. However, as she pursues her dream of becoming a Kisaeng performer, she finds that her whole world is turned upside down. Given the new name ‘Myeongwol’ and a new role in life, she suddenly finds herself cursed with the responsibility of saving a nation from corruption and war. Meeting strong and powerful people throughout her journey, Jini learns to embrace her responsibility and make the right decisions. She discovers her inner strength and prowess as she leads a rebellion to overthrow the King’s rule.