Saturday, March 20, 2010


This volume features contributions from thirty-nine living Singaporean writers, who represent but a sampling of some of the fine creative talent at work in the four major literary languages in Singapore today, i.e. Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English…. Its many voices do not conform to monocultural expectations: they swim between tongues, vernaculars, conventions and codes. But this is not the transient literature of a disparate and dispirited people. Contemporary writing in Singapore may be complex, diverse and cosmopolitan, but it always carries heart and answers conscience.

~ Alvin Pang, Editor of TUMASIK

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