Singapore Books - Literature

Fistful of Colours
by Suchen, Christine Lim.

Singapore: SNP Editions, 2nd Edition, 2003, 305p.
This novel, which won the prestigious Singapore Literature Prize award, is an elegant, multi-layered reflection of what it means to be Singaporean. Through a single day in the life of a young teacher struggling to define herself as a person and an artist, Lim manages to weave the past and present into a compelling story.

Fistful of Colours

by Suchen, Christine Lim.
Singapore: SNP Editions, 2nd Edition, 2003, 305p.

This novel, which won the prestigious Singapore Literature Prize award, is an elegant, multi-layered reflection of what it means to be Singaporean. Through a single day in the life of a young teacher struggling to define herself as a person and an artist, Lim manages to weave the past and present into a compelling story.

No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry

edited by Pang, Alvin and Aaron Lee.
Singapore: Ethos Books, 2000, 102p.

This anthology brings together a rich spectrum of poetic voices and visions at work in Singapore today, from established names such as Lee Tzu Pheng and Arthur Yap to younger poets like Felix Cheong and Alfian Sa'at. All have one thing in common: they have known the city for most of their lives, and their sense of identity is deeply intertwined with the urban landscape.

The Merlion and the Hibiscus: Contemporary Short Stories from Singapore and Malaysia.

edited by Mukherjee, Dipika, Kirpal Singh and M. Quayum.
New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2002, 240p.

These 19 short stories by writers from Singapore and Malaysia were written over the last 50 years and reflect the major changes of the period. Many of the authors are widely known and these tales highlight, often most memorably, the diversity and interwoven complexity of city or small-town life in this region. Authors featured include Catherine Lim, Gopal Baratham and Simon Tay.

Images at the Margins: A Collection of Kuo Pao Kun's Plays.

by Kuo, Pao Kun.
Singapore: Times Books International, 2000, 404p.

In these 10 plays, the late critically-acclaimed playwright Kuo Pao Kun offers an insight into Singapore society. He explores, in particular, the different perspectives and perceptions of the Chinese-educated and the English-educated.

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