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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

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  • Stephanie Ho

    ABC Kiam Chye Char Loti

    $19.00

    Welcome to ABC Kiam Chye Char Loti. For this edition, we've invited the usual suspects to bring you through the quirks of our "national language" in Singlish!Trace our Uniquely Singapore culture through these catchphrases and explore the ways in which various languages are used and reinvented. This is possibly the most passionate project by Math Paper Press to date.Hardback: 56 PagesProduct Dimensions: 180 x 170 mmISBN: 9789811150852Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Werner Kho

    Afterimage

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    Afterimage: an image that continues to appear even after the original has ceased. Werner Kho’s debut poetry collection is both personal and yet universal, an exploration of the process of loss and how they come back to us in every different angle.Paperback: 43 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811173219Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Jason Wee

    An Epic Of Durable Departures

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    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. Faced with the inadequacies of witness, An Epic moves towards the living in reverse time, opening with obituaries and ending with a renewed beginning.Paperback: 85 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 97...

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  • Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr.

    Aria And Trumpet Flourish

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    In a world inundated by all kinds of texts that can be scanned almost as soon as they’re produced, and that as quickly shimmer away into oblivion, I am overjoyed to sit and read Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr.’s much anticipated first full-length collection Aria and Trumpet Flourish. Even while observing the necessary ceremonies that we must accord our living, the poet never forgets “time’s swift tumble,” the “tar-spackled road” or its “hairline cracks.” Unlike the ostentatious noise made by certain k...

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  • Felix Cheong

    B-Sides And Backslides: 1986 - 2018

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    Nine years after his last volume of poetry, Felix Cheong makes a comeback - this time, a collection of poetic outtakes and more recent writings.  B-Sides and Backslides: 1986 - 2018 puts together an unrelenting and honest portrait of the poet as a young man - an undergrad hung up on T.S. Eliot - through the ups and downers of career and marriage, to middle age. It is at once an insightful mapping of his craft over 30 years and a typography of turns and returns of themes and images.  Collected...

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  • Verena Tay

    Balik Kampung 2A

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    Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places presents eleven tales by authors ho have lived in the respective neighbourhoods for at least ten years. What was it like to grow up in a particular district during a specific decade? How can you go for a peaceful walk around your home if the area is constantly remodelled by demolition and construction? How do present perceptions of space contrast with memory? Such questions fill the various stories that are inhabited with vivid characters and strong portray...

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  • Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip

    Call And Response

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    With every full-priced copy purchased from www.booksactuallyshop.com, BooksActually will donate $5 to HealthServe, in support of their mission to serve, advocate and raise awareness of the needs of migrant workers in Singapore. Singapore is a migrant nation. 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 ...

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  • Joshua Ip

    footnotes on falling

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    footnotes on falling is a collection of 44 poems about sub-optimal life choices. the poems constantly laugh at themselves because they are polite, and asian. they shuffle their feet sideways while declining eye contact. they indulge in wordplay because it gives them something to do with their fingers. they prefer to read out but also prefer this be done in private. they secretly would like you to bring them home.Paperback: 70 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811152832Published b...

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  • Wesley Leon Aroozoo

    I Want To Go Home

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    On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, I Want To Go Home is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. Of unlikely friendships across borders and languages; to share a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his wife. The novel's feature fil...

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  • Cyril Wong

    Like A Seed With Its Singular Purpose

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    Language, art, religion, disaster, death, murder, adultery, and love, all come under the poet's attention as he continues to mine the rewarding  contradictions and frustrations of a broader existence. The final sequence is a series of lyrical propositions starting with "if".Paperback: 76 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811173196Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Troy Chin

    LOTI #1

    $9.90

    The world around you can appear bigger than it really is if you're seven going on eight. Or maybe, it just is! Join Shuwen and his friends as they embark on the big adventure of Primary 2. Volume 1 includes all 300 strips from the first term and two new chapters not found online.Paperback: 200 PagesProduct Dimensions: 150 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811168680Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Clara Chow

    Modern Myths

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    Medea is an expat wife. Orpheus is a club DJ. And Prometheus sells charsiew in Toa Payoh. Figures from Greek mythology take up residence in contemporary Singapore in this collection of stories that explores the pain and dilemma of modern living. What happens when you are doomed to repeat your actions over and over? Or have to remake your decisions, knowing that times have changed? What if struggling makes the divine human, and the human divine? Steve Jobs and Ulysses ride motorcycles together...

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  • Melissa Powers and Rena Minegishi

    My Lot Is A Sky

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    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.Paperback: 58 PagesProduct D...

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  • Cyril Wong

    Oneiros

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    Cyril Wong's eighth collection hurls the reader into a private dream world; these dreams explore the finitude of the self, recasting the poet's past and shaping the future or daring to mine its dangerous potential. Paperback: 68 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811173202Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Crispin Rodrigues

    Pantomime

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    Pantomime is a homily for the weary social actor, seeking a place of shelter. These poems meander through the performative in society, sieving through letters, anthems and declarations to find the ramshackle hut at the end of the road. Come, stranger, and walk with me. Paperback: 54 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811173226Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Clarissa Goenawan

    Rainbirds

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    Set in an imagined town outside Tokyo, Clarissa Goenawan's dark, spellbinding literary debut follows a young man's path to self-discovery in the wake of his sister's murder. Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko’s, sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister’s affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo ...

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  • Stephanie Chan, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr., Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Ng Yi-Sheng

    SingPoWriMo 2018

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    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 challenging 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 pro...

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  • Tania De Rozario

    Somewhere Else, Another You

    $22.00

    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 ...

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  • Joshua Ip

    sonnets from the singlish: upsize edition

    $17.00

    sonnets from the singlish is a collection of 88 poems on love, language and the pursuit of laughter. the poems are loosely translated from the english-based creole language colloquially spoken in singapore, widely known as singlish. the poems were originally composed in the sonnet form, an archaic italian fourteen-line rhyming verse form that follows the rhythmic rules of iambic pentameter. people still write like this primarily for ease of formatting. they are most tolerable when read out lo...

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  • Daren Goh

    The HDB Murders

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    The country is killing her people. An unexplained crime wave washes over Singapore and Minister Chew is tasked with the responsibility of ending it. Navigating around red tape, Minister Chew scrambles to find the answers to the crime wave and the never-ending stream of people falling off HDB flats. As the situation spirals out of control into one of complicity and apathy, Minister Chew is forced to reckon with his values and make a decision for both himself and the task force he leads. A grit...

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  • Eve Yeo

    The Ideology #3

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    The Ideology is a magazine that seeks to critique capitalism and address modern anxieties regarding loneliness and isolation. The original aim for the magazine was a call to solidarity in an age of individualism. It has always been about critiquing the unsustainable nature of capitalism and seeking reconciliation between the individual and society. Self-awareness and knowledge are powerful tools to mitigate the complexities of the world. Issue #3 deals with the struggles of growing up and rec...

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  • Cyril Wong

    The Lover's Inventory

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    A crucifix, a piece of underwear, a body part—these belong to a lover’s inventory that encompasses objects, places, sensations, and other memorabilia, providing springboards for memory and poetry. Mischievous, ambivalent, erotic to sentimental and profound, these poems serve as letters to past flings, lovers and exes, bearing messages about the challenges of desire, loneliness, and letting go.Paperback: 60 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810945602Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Natalie Wang

    The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine

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    A housewife turns into a vending machine. Zombies are coming for tea. An unnamed narrator dreams of a cat. The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine is a book on metamorphosis - metaphorical and physical, calculated and involuntary. Here is an invitation to explore how myth fits with the mundane, and how we shapeshift alongside our endlessly changing environments, muddying along life as best as we can. Paperback: 60 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811162169Published by Math P...

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  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

    Too Too Too Too

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    Tammy Ho Lai-Ming's second poetry collection Too Too Too Too is sensual, imaginative, narrative-driven and political. Her poetic voice is at once unflinching and delicate, and has the power to be both discomforting and challenging. She combines the ethics and aesthetics of realist fiction with an exploration of the range of possibilities to create a twenty-first-century transnational poetics. These poems will inspire speculation and invite myriad interpretation. Paperback: 100 PagesProduct Di...

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  • 原非

    邻人的运气

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    Neighbour's Luck 继获得2017年金笔奖小说组第一名之后,这是原非的短篇小说作品首次结集。10则风格各异的短篇小说,独居的男子爱上了一张照片,却对照片的主人并未心动;小女孩在父母刷洗血迹的声音中甜甜睡去,却每天深夜在特定的时间开始侦察;心如死灰的美女和第十二个男人相亲,得知对方在屠宰场工作后却决定带给母亲见面; 老人相信凭借风水的力量便可将运气掌握在手中,就此两家邻居的命运紧紧交缠在一起。不同故事之间时有关联,文笔风格多变,多由小事生发开来,以“城市边缘人”如独居老人,锁匠,屠宰场工人等为主体,展示了人们从童年到恋爱,结婚,繁衍,到老死的不同生命阶段里,真实而奇幻的生活困境,及对爱,尊严,或虚无缥缈之物徒劳的执著。 Paperback: 122 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 200 mmISBN: 9789811192760 Published by Math Paper Press

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