Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher
Author: Suffian Hakim
Year of Issue: 2019
#1 on The Straits Times Bestsellers list
Shorlisted for the 2020 Singapore Book Awards (Best Literary Work)
An illustrated edition of the author’s first novel—the hilarious, viral hit 'Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher', in which a bespectacled boy finds out that magic is disappearing in Singapore... and has to stop it.
Harris bin Potter is an orphan who loves to play void deck football like any other Singaporean boy. But when he discovers he is a parceltongue (i.e., he can talk to boxes...er, parcels), his world changes. Harris learns about his magical lineage and enrols at the MOE-approved Hog-Tak-Halal-What School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
There, he is sorted into the House of Fandi and gets caught up in an insane adventure to save Singapore’s magical folk from being turned into kosongs.
Suffian Hakim has been hailed as “undoubtedly one of the most whimsical, creative and unpretentious young voices in Singapore literature” by The Straits Times. Suffian is a writer at Big 3 Media. He was previously a regional content lead at media agency GroupM and has written for television shows such as 'Random Island' and 'The Noose', and for the publications Esquire and August Man.