Mighty Wave, The

by He Jin

Mighty Wave, The

Price:  US$17.78   (SGD24.70*)
Format:  Paper Back, 386 pages
Published:  2011, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789675832178
SB#:  051669 (801)

About This Book

A major novel about the anti-colonial mass movement in Singapore in the 1950s which started with the Chinese middle school students assembling on 13 May 1954 on the pavements of Penang Road to petition the Governor for their exemption from national service. This mass gathering was forcibly broken up by the riot police. It ends with the 1959 general election, in which the political party they supported triumphed. The protagonists of the novel look forward to contributing to the new phase in Singapore's political development. That was not to be. Set in Singapore in the 1950s, some of the scenes are recognisable by the older generation, but have disappeared from the modern landscape. They cover locations like Tiong Bahru, Pasir Panjang, Siglap, and the Beach Road area.

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