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No RohingyaNo Rohingya by

No Rohingya interweaves the narrative of the family of Arun, a young Rohingya in Arakan, Burma, with the tales recounted to the children of the community by his elderly grandmother Tameema. As the family itself becomes increasingly ensnared in personal and political persecution, Tameema's stories, centering on a child raised by wild dogs surviving in a jungle of injustice, provide an alternative world for the memories and morals of the community. As their misfortunes increase and their options narrow, tragedy ultimately permeates both their real and imagined worlds. The stories and experiences in No Rohingya are, unfortunately, solidly grounded in the on-going real life tragedy that faces the Rohingya in Burma. It is both an elegy for a community facing annihilation and a reflection on the nature of history, belonging, and memory.

My Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology Of Poetrty By Asian WomenMy Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology Of Poetrty By Asian Women by Powers, Rowena; Rena Minegishi (Eds.)

My Lot Is A Sky is an anthology of poetry by Asian women. Named after a poem by Forough Farrokhzad, an influential Iranian writer and filmmaker, this collection provides a space for long-underrepresented voices to express themselves. Curated by Melissa Powers and Rena Minegishi, this book is not for those seeking work on what it specifically means to be an Asian woman today. You'll find that the poetry within these pages is, really, about what it means to be human.

GustosingaGustosinga by Maclean, Maguerite

This biographical novel takes place in Singapore and Africa. Based on truth and told with imagination, the story has an intercultural message, teaching us a strong respect for wildlife.

Somewhere Else, Another YouSomewhere Else, Another You by De Rozario, Tania

False starts, chance encounters, careless mistakes, strokes of luck: Are we the sum of our actions, or of our possibilities? Somewhere Else, Another You is a literary game-book inspired by theories of the multiverse: Each time the reader makes a choice, the universe of the narrative splits, creating a story in which all outcomes exist at the same time but cannot be experienced concurrently. A cross between a Pick Your Own Path novel and an existential crisis, this book invites you to meander through its paths, and towards your own conclusions.

Best Of Mekong Review, TheBest Of Mekong Review, The by Minh Bui Jones (Ed.)

Over the past three years, the Mekong Review has transformed itself from an obscure magazine born in Cambodia to an acclaimed quarterly of culture and ideas and one of the most recognised titles in Southeast Asia. It publishes long-form reviews, essays, interviews, profiles, poetry and fiction from the region and beyond - whose common features are their range, their knowledge and their fearlessness. The Best of Mekong Review presents a selection of engaging essays and reviews selected by Minh Bui Jones, the founding editor, from over 250 pieces the magazine has published.

Epic Of Durable Departures, AnEpic Of Durable Departures, An by Wee, Jason

This new poetry collection stands as a record of a friendship between two artists formed in the shadow of illness and mortality. Using the renga and haiku as departure points, Wee wrestles with the limits of art and of the document even as he summons werewolves, ghosts, and other myths. Faces with the inadequacies of witness, An Epic Of Durable Departures moves towards the living in reverse time, opening with obituaries and ending with a renewed beginning.

Call And Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry AnthologyCall And Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry Anthology by Ip, Joshua; R.O.Espanola; Z.H. Khokan (Eds.)

Who truly deserves the title 'local', and how far removed is your average 'local poet' from the term 'migrant worker'? The anthology Call and Response gathers the voices of more than thirty 'migrant' poets, and pairs them with a creative response from the same number of 'local' writers in this initiative. Metaphors and memories are reflected and refracted through each poet's unique prism of language, but the light catches the page, whether harsh or warm, to illuminate. The editors Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip call you into the reader's space - we hope you respond.

Singpowrimo 2018: The AnthologySingpowrimo 2018: The Anthology by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde; Ng Yi-Sheng Et Al

Singapore Poetry Writing Month, or as we affectionately call it, SingPoWriMo. Write one poem a day for thirty days in the cruel month of April: that was the challenge we first gave the internet in 2014. In its third year, our anthology gathers the best of the 5,110 poems that were submitted in 2018. Daily chellenging prompts reflected on the Singaporean condition, with verses written for every MRT and LRT station, poems that upgraded other poems that upgraded other poems and so on. We are proud to feature first-time poets beside established bards, a wide swath of languages - with poems in Minion next to poems in HTML - and the recently-revived form of the udaiyaathathu alongside the ground-breaking twin cinema and asingbol.

Finders & Keepers: Poems Inspired By 3 Words Given By StrangersFinders & Keepers: Poems Inspired By 3 Words Given By Strangers by Tie, Adam

Strangers give me three words and I weave them into poems. This is the premise of my poetry. It's about trying to do someone justice even though I know next to nothing about them. Then eyebrows are raised, a small hint of a smile.... Even though these poems are written for people you have never met, you'll feel like you already know them. It's as though this book was written for you. Our longings are universal, you see. You are not alone. Here, the weight of experiences is made vivid in spilled ink.

Beyond The SeaBeyond The Sea by Singaram, P.; R. Karthigesu (Trans.)

As a young man working in a Penang kittanggi, Chellaia fancies his boss's daughter. When his life as a moneylender is disrupted by the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, he, like many of his peers, joins the Indian National Army (INA). After the army disbands, Lieutenant Chellaia makes his way back to Penang and waits to see what the return of the British will bring. He and his fellow soldiers remain close friends, looking out for each other. Chellaia is eager to rebuild his life but as the war has changed him, he finds it difficult to adjust to his old job. Worse still, he is no longer deemed a suitable match for the woman he had hoped to marry.

Giving AlmsGiving Alms by Khin Chan Myae Maung

Giving Alms gifts us three short stories based on the narratives of the people of Myanmar. Carefully revealing the hidden intricacies of human vulnerability and pain in society, these stories reflect on how a society heals and resolves resentment after years of social and political oppression. Each story takes on different dualities-desire and duty, denial and acceptance, indifference and sympathy-against the harsh landscape of Burmese society.

Tiny Space, ATiny Space, A by Fifi Coo & Family

After eight years of quiet, fifi coo found his voice through the collective love of a family, the patience and resourcefulness of a mother, and a simple alphabet board. The board became the interface between fifi's thoughts and the public world beyond him. With it, he speaks poetry. How open are we to specialness in our lives? Open the door to the tiny spaces within you, and let in fifi coo's inner light..

Hokusai Manga (3 Volumes)Hokusai Manga (3 Volumes) by

In 1814, Hokusai's sketches were published in a handbook of over 4,000 images: Hokusai Manga. It surpassed expectations as a student reference book, and became a bestseller. Here, in an elegant, three-volume package, an expansive selection of these works are revealed, presenting all of the themes, motifs and drawing techniques found in his art. The caricatures, satirical drawings, multi-panel illustrations and narrative depictions found in the book can clearly be seen as the basis for manga as it is understood today.

Long Path To Wisdom: Tales From BurmaLong Path To Wisdom: Tales From Burma by Sendker, Jan-Philipp

This charming collection of folktales that offers a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange the author couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.

Rashomon And Other StoriesRashomon And Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Widely acknowledged as the father of the Japanese short story, Ryunosuke Akutagawa remains one of the most influential Japanese writers of all time. Rashomon and Other Stories, a collection of his most celebrated work, resonates as strongly today as when it first published a century ago. With a new foreword by noted Akutagawa scholar Seiji Lippit, this updated version of a classic collection is a an excellent, readable introduction to Japanese literature.

Prodigy Vol.1, The: Blade Of The ChrysalisProdigy Vol.1, The: Blade Of The Chrysalis by Chua, Dave; Koh Hong Teng

The former soldier, Jaasur, is on a mission of redemption. He ventures through a wasteland to Chamrouen, the capital city of Katchana, to rescue a rebel leader who may be the key to bringing down a tyrant. Unwittingly pulled into this conflict are Ulyn, her enigmatic brother Daiyan, and the street urchin Kaidai. Can they stop the forces of the Emperor and bring a new spring to the land? Set in an original fantasy world inspired by Asian mythology, The Prodigy: Blade of the Chrysalis is the first volume in a series written and illustrated by award-winning creators Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng.

Singapore Chronicles: LiteratureSingapore Chronicles: Literature by Koh Tai Ann, Tan Chee Lay, Hadijah Rahmat Et Al

Singapore has not one national literature but four literatures, in the official languages of Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English. Each thus differs in origin, literary tradition and development, and they reach disparate reading publics both nationally and internationally. This book attempts to bridge these differences by introducing to the reading public in English within one volume for the first time, the literary history, development and significant writers of each literature. By situating these in their shared common historical context, the book reveals how the literatures are each unique yet ultimately, Singaporean. Lists of translations and digital resources enable readers, moreover, to explore the literatures on their own.

Right Of The SoilRight Of The Soil by Yong Shu Hoong

The Latin phrase, jus soli ("right of the soil"), is an unconditional right of a person born within the territory of a country to be conferred citizenship. Singapore's nationality law is based on jus sanguinis ("right of blood", in which citizenship is determined by that of one or both parents) and a modified form of jus soli (with at least one Singaporean parent). A two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner, Yong Shu Hoong contemplates how a person is invariably bound to the land on which he first sets foot. These poems address topics like belongingness and birthright by exploring the intermingling of the four fundamental elements of air, water, fire and earth.

Gods Will Hear Us Eventually, TheGods Will Hear Us Eventually, The by Koh, Jinny

When 7-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn't expect her older sister to go missing. Faced with her mother's wrath and riddled with guilt, Anna tries to make amends as she grapples with the aftermath of her actions. Until her daughter's body is found, Su Lai refuses to believe that she has simply disappeared. Turning to a medium as her obsession to find her daughter escalates, the family is sucked into a web of pain and deceit that forces them to confront their own measures of loss. A masterful debut by Jinny Koh, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually boldly interrogates the extent of familial love and expectation while unravelling the complexities of hope and redemption.

Gaze BackGaze Back by Tan, Marylyn

What do we expect of an author who is unapologetically female? What do we expect of consuming art in general? Should a work be easy, should a work be safe? Marylyn Tan's debut volume, GAZE BACK, complicates ideas of femininity, queerness, and the occult. The feminine grotesque subverts the restrictions placed upon the feminine body to be attractive and its subjection to notions of the ideal. The occultic counterpoint to organised religion, then, becomes a way toward techniques of empowering the marginalised. GAZE BACK, ultimately, is an instruction book, a grimoire, a call to insurrection-to wrest power back from the social structures that serve to restrict, control and distribute it amongst those few privileged above the disenfranchised.