Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Contact Lenses

Review of Sohrab Homi Fracis’ Go Home (L.A., U.S.A.: Knut House Press, 2016) by Cyril Wong   Political correctness in the United States can be said to be reaching an impasse. Not too long ago, a prominent black American gentleman

New Contact Lenses

Review of Sohrab Homi Fracis’ Go Home (L.A., U.S.A.: Knut House Press, 2016) by Cyril Wong   Political correctness in the United States can be said to be reaching an impasse. Not too long ago, a prominent black American gentleman

That Which Flashes ‘Upon That Inward Eye’

Review of Greg Hewett’s Blindsight (USA: Coffee House Press, 2016) by Ian Tan     Earth, isn’t this what you want: to arise within us, invisible? Isn’t it your dream to be wholly invisible someday?—O Earth: invisible! What, if not

That Which Flashes ‘Upon That Inward Eye’

Review of Greg Hewett’s Blindsight (USA: Coffee House Press, 2016) by Ian Tan     Earth, isn’t this what you want: to arise within us, invisible? Isn’t it your dream to be wholly invisible someday?—O Earth: invisible! What, if not

Speaking Silently to Silence

Review of Yeo Wei Wei’s These Foolish Things (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Deven Philbrick   The current cultural moment in American letters is marked by, among many other things, a peculiar treatment of the short story. Whereas novels are

Speaking Silently to Silence

Review of Yeo Wei Wei’s These Foolish Things (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Deven Philbrick   The current cultural moment in American letters is marked by, among many other things, a peculiar treatment of the short story. Whereas novels are

Difficulties Are Fires

Review of Jinat Rehana Begum’s First Fires (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Lily Piao   First Fires is a debut novel by Jinat Rehana Begum that is rich, complex, and beautifully written. It unfolds through different voices and intertwining timelines,

Difficulties Are Fires

Review of Jinat Rehana Begum’s First Fires (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Lily Piao   First Fires is a debut novel by Jinat Rehana Begum that is rich, complex, and beautifully written. It unfolds through different voices and intertwining timelines,

The Impossible Cartoonist

Pathways of Reading: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Y.S. Pek In this blog-post, I wish to make three observations on Sonny Liew’s widely-discussed graphic novel, rather than expound a single thesis. I begin with the idea that

The Impossible Cartoonist

Pathways of Reading: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Y.S. Pek In this blog-post, I wish to make three observations on Sonny Liew’s widely-discussed graphic novel, rather than expound a single thesis. I begin with the idea that

Through a Neocolonial Schooling, Darkly

An Interview with Joanne Leow about Singapore’s Educational System     Originally from Singapore, Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor of literature in the University of Saskatchewan. She specializes in Transnational, Diasporic, and Decolonizing/Postcolonial Literatures. Her educational journey from Singapore

Through a Neocolonial Schooling, Darkly

An Interview with Joanne Leow about Singapore’s Educational System     Originally from Singapore, Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor of literature in the University of Saskatchewan. She specializes in Transnational, Diasporic, and Decolonizing/Postcolonial Literatures. Her educational journey from Singapore

My Book of the Year 2016

For Singapore Poetry’s 3rd Annual Books Round-up, we again asked Singaporean writers, artists, and thinkers, living in Singapore and abroad, for their favorite read of the year. The book does not have to be written by a Singaporean, but if

My Book of the Year 2016

For Singapore Poetry’s 3rd Annual Books Round-up, we again asked Singaporean writers, artists, and thinkers, living in Singapore and abroad, for their favorite read of the year. The book does not have to be written by a Singaporean, but if