The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbaum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

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The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbaum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

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A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,

Alternative Facts

Review of The Sellout by Paul Beatty (USA: Picador, 2016) by Angus Whitehead   I was initially cynical of the deluge of praise for Paul Beatty’s Booker Prize-winning novel. NPR.org, for instance, described The Sellout as possibly “the first truly

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Review of The Sellout by Paul Beatty (USA: Picador, 2016) by Angus Whitehead   I was initially cynical of the deluge of praise for Paul Beatty’s Booker Prize-winning novel. NPR.org, for instance, described The Sellout as possibly “the first truly

Cut Lotus Root

Review of Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan by Wena Poon (CreateSpace, 2016) by Eric Norris Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan is a compellingly and compulsively readable family saga that spans the long and terrible 20th century:

Cut Lotus Root

Review of Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan by Wena Poon (CreateSpace, 2016) by Eric Norris Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan is a compellingly and compulsively readable family saga that spans the long and terrible 20th century:

“If you go deep enough…”

Review of Philip Holden’s Heaven Has Eyes (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016) by Stewart Dorward   Heaven Has Eyes is a first work of fiction by Philip Holden, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National

“If you go deep enough…”

Review of Philip Holden’s Heaven Has Eyes (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016) by Stewart Dorward   Heaven Has Eyes is a first work of fiction by Philip Holden, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National

How to Build an American Home

Review of Jennifer S. Cheng’s House A (USA: Omnidawn, 2016) by Tse Hao Guang   Jennifer S. Cheng’s debut collection of poems House A draws power from repetition, like waves or the stacking of bricks. It’s torn between wanting to

How to Build an American Home

Review of Jennifer S. Cheng’s House A (USA: Omnidawn, 2016) by Tse Hao Guang   Jennifer S. Cheng’s debut collection of poems House A draws power from repetition, like waves or the stacking of bricks. It’s torn between wanting to