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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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    Isa Kamari

    1819

    $23.00

    1819. That was the year Stamford Raffles landed at South Point and founded SIngapore. It was also the year that the famous Muslim saint Habib Nuh came to Singapore from Penang. The story unfolds the tense and colourful relationship between the two significant figures in Singapore history between the early and late 1800s. Other characters that shaped the social, economic and political developments of the Malays in Singapore then were Sultan Hussein, Temenggung Abdul Rahman, Wak Cantuk, Munshi ...

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    Verena Tay

    Balik Kampung 2B

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    Balik Kampung 2B: Contemplations presents nine new tales by authors who have lived in the respective neighbourhoods for at least ten years. How does one’s environment affect one’s outlook in life? Is your home your identity? How do people react to a specific place over time? The various short stories within this collection ponder over these questions and more. By the time you reach the last page, you are guaranteed to view parts of Singapore with a fresh perspective. Paperback: 144 PagesProdu...

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  • Inch Chua

    Bumfuzzle

    $20.00

    Bum·fuz·zle [buhm-fuhz-uhl]A vagrant lover is loyal to heartsick.Lost in the puzzle between the flustered heart and the confused head. Forever responsible for the love i've tamed,one can only attempt to cut the chord, burn the rope & bury the crater deep. 1 Gaudi2 The Chefalo Knot3 Quit You4 Dear Paramour5 Artful Dodger6 Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fyre7 Bumfuzzle8 Inchision9 Old Nine10 Glow released August 27, 2013  Music & lyrics written by Inch Chua.With the exception of Bumfuzzle (Go Up I...

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  • Jollin Tan

    Bursting Seams

    $16.00

    Bursting Seams is a raw and passionate exploration of the body through poetry. The book mines the inescapable linkages between physicality and difficult emotions in poems that are traumatic and revealing, but also tender and self-empowering.Paperback: 73 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810732622Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

    Confrontation

    $24.00

    translated by Shafiq Selamat Adi loves his life in the kampung: climbing the ancient banyan tree, watching ten-cent movies with his friends, fetching worms for the village bomoh. The residents of Kampung Pak Buyung may not have many material goods, but their simple lives are happy. However, looming on the horizon are political upheaval, race riots, gang wars and the Konfrontasi with Indonesia. Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, three-time winner of the Singapore Literature Prize, brilliantly dramatises ...

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  • Jollin Tan

    Derivative Faith

    $16.00

    Derivative Faith is a compilation of prose and poetry that attempt to document faith, in its varying iterations and manifestations. Each piece is tenuously connected to the next, but the book eventually arrives at the suggestion that all faith is interconnected and derived from the same source of hope, regardless of its form.Paperback: 45 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810773069Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Desmond Sim

    Desmond Sim: Six Plays

    $24.00

    From one of Singapore’s most garlanded playwrights comes his first collection of published plays, including Autumn Tomyam, winner of Best Original Script and Play of the Year in the 2002 DBS Life! Theatre Awards. Guaranteed to challenge readers’ prejudices, Desmond Sim’s Six Plays is a bold and often hilarious exploration of sexuality, polygamy and love in all its guises.Paperback: 308 PagesProduct Dimensions: 145 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810756895Published by Epigram Books

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  • Desmond Sim

    Desmond Sim: Student Plays

    $16.00

    In veteran playwright Desmond Sim’s first collection for students, food and family ground seven heartwarming plays as sons and daughters, fathers and grandmothers fight, heal and find love in the kitchen and around the dining table. This collection includes Drunken Prawns, winner of the first Hewlett Packard/Action Theatre Ten-Minute Play Contest, and other critically acclaimed plays such as Teochew Porridge and The Durian Man and His Daughters, with a foreword by Dr. K. K. Seet. Paperback: 2...

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    Haresh Sharma

    Don't Forget To Remember Me

    $25.00

    The Necessary Stage is at the forefront of social and community theatre in Singapore. Its plays, created through research and collaboration, engage different communities and empower audiences across all ages. In recent years, The Necessary Stage has been creating and performing plays on specific medical issues such as dementia, suicide, biomedical ethics and palliative care. Don't Forget to Remember Me is a collection featuring six of these plays by award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma. Dra...

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  • Wong Yoon Wah

    Durians Are Not The Only Fruit

    $17.00

    Translasted by Jeremy Tiang In this mix of memoir, essay and nature writing, Wong Yoon Wah evokes the beauty and seduction of the tropical rainforest and rubber plantations of his childhood in Malaya. He examines what surrounds us: the fruits we grow, the food we eat, the trees and animals that thrive in our midst. Along the way, we gain fascinating insights: how thunder tea rice acquired its name; how early settlers used the rain tree to tell time; how the behaviour of ants can tell us when ...

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  • Amanda Lee Koe and Ng Yi-Sheng

    Eastern Heathens

    $23.00

    We love Asian folklore. We grew up listening to Chinese legends, Arab fairy tales, Malay ghost stories and Indian sacred epics, and their fabulous images have continued to inhabit our imaginations ever since. Yet as grown-ups, we've sometimes been bugged by the moralistic, simplistic manner in which these fables are often told. What better way to negotiate this than to reinvent our heritage? This collection brings together 14 subversions, reinventions and adaptations of folktales from all acr...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    Embracing The Strange

    $10.00

    In early 2012, Jason Erik Lundberg was asked to deliver a plenary talk to Singapore's best and brightest young creative writers. He chose to speak about the extraordinary impact of speculative fiction on every facet of life, from childhood to the birth of his daughter, and beyond. This talk was expanded, and integrated with a multi-part short story about a brave little girl who tumbles down a very different kind of rabbit hole, and must use her bravery and intelligence in order to find her wa...

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  • Encounters Magazine

    Encounters #2

    $19.00

    ENCOUNTERS is a bilingual publication that features creative lifestyle and unique experiences. We explore the conceptualisation of creative activities, document the stories of people, and collect beautiful things and moments from every day life and travelling. 《邂逅》是一本收录创意文化生活和人生独特经验的双语刊物。我们探索创意活动背后的构思、纪录不同人物的故事,也在日常生活和旅行中收集美丽的片刻与事物。Magazine:92 Pages Product Dimensions: 205 x 272 mmPublished by Encounters Magazine

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  • Encounters Magazine

    Encounters #3

    $19.00

    ENCOUNTERS #3by Original Studio * ENCOUNTERS is a bilingual publication that features creative lifestyle and unique experiences. We explore the conceptualisation of creative activities, document the stories of people, and collect beautiful things and moments from every day life and travelling. 《邂逅》是一本收录创意文化生活和人生独特经验的双语刊物。我们探索创意活动背后的构思、纪录不同人物的故事,也在日常生活和旅行中收集美丽的片刻与事物。Magazine: 92 Pages Product Dimensions: 205 x 272 mmPublished by Encounters Magazine

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  • Stephanie Ye

    From The Belly Of The Cat

    $19.00

    Writers and cats have long enjoyed a special affinity, unsurprisingly since both spend much time sitting around and judging people. Discover the Lion City through the eyes of its cats and their humans in From the Belly of the Cat, an anthology of feline tales by some of the city-state’s most exciting writers and notorious cat sympathisers. For best results, read this book at home on the sofa on a rainy afternoon, with a cup of warm tea within reach, and a cat by your side. Paperback: 286 Page...

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  • Zhu Hong

    Have Phone, Will Paint

    $29.00

    Known for his bold and quirky style, Zhu Hong presents a new collection of drawings in his second book, Have Phone, Will Paint. Mostly based in Singapore, his smartphone drawings are refreshingly insightful in their portrayal of everyday scenes, whether they take place at the heart of an HDB neighbourhood, at the humble coffeeshop, or inside an MRT cabin.Hardback: 125 Pages Product Dimensions: 157 x 225 mmISBN: 9789810728953Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Jocelyn Lau

    Hello, Baby

    $16.00

    What does a first-time mother with a newborn baby perpetually latched on to her do? Why, write poems in her head, of course. Faced with memorable moments that often outpaced her own needs, including sleep, Jocelyn Lau decided it was imperative to put them down on paper and share them. Beautifully illustrated in colour by Lydia Yang, Hello, Baby is a tribute to brand new life – both the newborn’s as well as the new parents’.Paperback: 76 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810751012...

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  • Tsen-Waye Tay

    HONG KONG

    $20.00

    Waye is a curious and engaged citizen of the world who loves discovering new ways of experiencing life outside of the confines of a structured work environment. A journalist by training, Waye has been a reporter in print and broadcast mediums in Singapore; as a communications specialist, she has lent her expertise in public relations, editing, publishing and writing to both non-profit and commercial organisations. Her interest in corporate social responsibility has led to positions of managin...

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    Huzir Sulaiman

    Huzir Sulaiman Collected Plays 1998 - 2012

    $32.80

    This anthology consists of twelve plays by Huzir Sulaiman, Checkpoint Theatre’s Joint Artistic Director. Based in Singapore, Huzir is one of Southeast Asia’s preeminent playwrights. The twelve plays in this collection bear testimony to his gift of imagining characters and deploying language to offer unexpected insights into the personal, the social and the political. Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays 1998 – 2012 offers readers an opportunity to acquaint themselves with an impressive body of wor...

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  • Tse Hao Guang

    hyperlinkage

    $10.00

    hyperlinkage is an experiment with a central hypothesis: that words can connect disparate points of view, plural experiences, multifarious crystallisations of the imagination. Each poem contains an image that recurs in the next; between different poems, different links are uncovered. But what holds them all together? In a hyperlink age, we must engage in hyper linkage. We are more interconnected but also more distrustful of universality. The last poem both loops back to the first and projects...

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  • Leow Yangfa

    I Will Survive

    $19.00

    What is it like to be gay and experience bullying in school or National Service? How do you deal with being rejected by your family and religious group because of your sexual orientation? How are women's experiences different or similar to men's? What does one go through in an abusive same-sex relationship, or when one loses a partner to suicide? What does a transgender man or woman go through in Singapore? When you have been diagnosed with a life-long illness, how do you continue living? Thi...

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  • Tan Lixin

    Keeping Skeletons

    $16.00

    Keeping Skeletons is about the fight to let dreams stay alive and to remain true to oneself in a place where oppression is rife. It is an exploration of one's attempts to save what will be lost or stolen, to keep memories of what we hold dear.Paperback: 62 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810754679Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #01

    $25.00

    This premiere issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos and Vietnam. Inside these pages, you'll find: • a post-apocalyptic Manila from Kate Osias • a utopian Kuala Lumpur from Zen Cho • a haunting military excursion down the Yellow River from Elka Ray Nguyen • a young Laotian journalist's place in the sensationalist future of news reporting from award-winner Paolo Bacigalupi • speculative poetry from Chris Mooney-Singh, An...

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  • X' Ho* + Arcn Templ

    Lucifugous CD

    $28.00

    Special guest: ARA OPHIDIA, DHARMA, BANI HAYKAL Songs & lyrics by X' Recorded and produced by ARCN TEMPL Basic tracks recorded at The Well, September - October 2010 Additional arrangement and recording at The Black Axis, April - June 2012 Mixed by Leslie Low at The Well, June 2012 Mastered by James Plotkin Photography by Vivian Wang Art & Design by Lasse Marhaug ..Sodom Me Her Soul’s Demise Nosferatu Lord of Mirage Zombie Hitler Youth Lucifugous Lamb (Von) Satan’s Blood Rosalie’s Fray...

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  • Ishak bin Ahamad

    My Kampong Sketches

    $29.00

    My Kampong Sketches comprises Ishak’s reminiscences of the kampong he grew up in. Preserved in the form of black-and-white sketches, his childhood memories include now-iconic images of night-soil workers hauling the buckets to a waiting vehicle; a fishmonger smoking opium and enjoying music from his ‘Rediffusion’ set; and children riding their tricycles in the village. Through this sketchbook, Ishak wishes to share his brand of nostalgia not only with people who have been familiar with the ka...

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  • Krishna Udayasankar

    Objects Of Affection

    $16.00

    Everyday objects surround us, the unconditional keepers of confessions and secrets. They are with us in those private moments when we think we are alone, perhaps in an abandoned stairwell or an empty lift, as we adjust our clothes, check ourselves in the mirror, scratch an itch or allow ourselves a sigh or a sob. What if those inanimate witnesses to silent thought and hidden emotion had stories to tell – Of love, betrayal and hope? Paperback: 77 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789...

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  • Mayo Martin

    Occupational Hazards

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    An art critic musing in the loo. An emperor obsessed with immortality. A caped superhero with unknown powers. The 'strange compulsions' of these and other unusual characters are revealed in Occupational Hazards, a selection of poems by Mayo Martin that are funny and absurd, tender and sombre, and always bristling with the restless energy of the curious.Paperback: 86 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810773137Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Bob Lee

    Onstage Offstage

    $35.00

    The getai is a live stage performance held each year during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore and Malaysia. It forms an integral part of the month-long festival: local Chinese would burn incense paper to appease the spirits and performances would be held at various neighborhoods. In the past, performances were Chinese opera or puppet shows but have since evolved into a kitschy and gaudy combination of songs, dance and stand-up comedy. In Onstage Offstage, Lee questions the longevity of t...

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  • Chew Kok Chang

    Other Cities, Other Lives

    $17.00

    Translated by Shelly Bryant In Other Cities, Other Lives, travelogues are populated with swindlers and enterprising tour guides, where nothing is as it seems. Closer to home, stories capture husbands, wives and children struggling with upheaval in the family. Told in the elegant, spare style of a Chinese scholar, Chew’s micro-fiction reflects the voice of his generation, living through a time of immense change in the region. This is the first collection of his writing to be translated into En...

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  • Ng Su-Jin

    Phenomenon No. II: An Analysis By X

    $50.00

    Phenomenon No. II is a scientific hypothesis about the circumstances surrounding the life of Pao, a wedge-head carrot. The scientific analysis is put forth by a character named X, who, one year after sighting the revelation in the form of a giant yellow orb, attempts to decipher Phenomenon No. II o R B, referencing Quantum Mechanics, the EPR paradox and parallel universes as he does so.PaperbackProduct Dimensions: 189 x 290 mmPublished by Math Paper Press

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  • Weilun Chong

    Please Mind The Gap: Singapore

    $39.00

    The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) in Singapore sees people from all walks of life passing through everyday. With each train that pulls up at the stations, these passengers will hear the familiar announcement to "Please mind the platform gap" echo across. This was the inspiration that turned into a compilation of photographs documenting the hustle and bustle of Singapore through the narrow gaps between trains and platform doors, aptly named, Please Mind the Gap.Hardback: 60 PagesProduct Dimensions:...

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  • Jerrold Yam

    Scattered Vertebrae

    $16.00

    Is love born from duty, misplaced ideas of nobility or the thirst for dependence? Jerrold Yam's second poetry collection confronts the very act of creation, wrestling it from family, religion and sexuality—a triptych of forces that bears as much a promise for redemption as a capacity for cruelty and hurt. This is our game, guessing the worth of things to find every answer lacking.Paperback: 119 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810730604Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Atelier HOKO

    Science Of The Secondary: Apple

    $20.00

    With 'Apple' as the subject of the first publication from the research programme 'Science of the Secondary', Atelier HOKO presents an inquiry into our behaviours and experiences observed through our interaction with the humble fruit. From the very moment we set our eyes on the apples that are displayed in the fruit stall to the strangely familiar memory of an apple within us, this book offers an alternative insight into things that are not yet discovered. Magazine: 44 Pages Product Dimensions...

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  • A. J. Low

    Sherlock Sam And The Alien Encounter On Pulau Ubin

    $9.00

    Illustrated by Drewscape When weird things happen while camping on Pulau Ubin, Sherlock Sam is convinced that aliens are to blame! Eager to investigate, Sherlock Sam and his not-so-eager sidekick robot Watson journey into the wilderness and discover a mystery that’s out of this world. Will these close encounters get the better of Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective, or will he prove to be of a higher life form? Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 215 mmISBN: 9789810766740 Published b...

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  • A. J. Low

    Sherlock Sam And The Ghostly Moans In Fort Canning

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    Illustrated by Drewscape he adventures of Sherlock Sam continue! Together with his loyal sidekick robot Watson, Sherlock Sam is fast becoming Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective! In Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning, mysterious sounds fill the air at one of Singapore’s most-loved historical attractions. Ghosts don’t exist, or do they? Will this mystery prove too difficult for Sherlock Sam to solve? Paperback: 120 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 215 mmISBN: 9789810751296 Publish...

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  • A. J. Low

    Sherlock Sam And The Missing Heirloom In Katong

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    Meet Sherlock Sam, Singapore’s greatest kid detective. With his trusty robot Watson, Sherlock Sam will stop at nothing to solve the case, no matter how big or small! In Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong, Auntie Kim Lian’s precious Peranakan cookbook disappears, and Sherlock Sam cannot eat her delicious ayam buah keluak anymore! Will Sherlock Sam be able to use his super detective powers to find this lost treasure? Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 215 mmISBN: 9789810...

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  • A. J. Low

    Sherlock Sam And The Sinister Letters In Bras Basah

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    Illustrated by Drewscape Get ready for Sherlock Sam’s latest adventure, this time, in an international school in Singapore! In Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah, Sherlock Sam is all set to discover what an international school in Singapore is really like, but one of the students is receiving strange letters that are causing grave concern. Can Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective use his super intelligence to help his new friend? Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 21...

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  • Mark Frost and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

    Singapore: A Biography

    $48.00

    Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history over the last seven centuries. The authors, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, have woven together ancient chronicles, eyewitness accounts, oral histories and even modern radio and television br...

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  • Arthur Yap

    The Collected Poems Of Arthur Yap

    $37.80

    Arthur Yap published four major collections of poetry: only lines (1971), commonplace (1977), down the line (1980), and man snake apple & other poems (1986); and contributed a section of poetry in the anthology Five Takes (1974). These five publications are now out-of-print. The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap gathers the entire corpus of Arthur Yap’s poems, including his "vignettes" and other poems, in a single volume for the first time. His work is notable for word play, original use of S...

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  • Cyril Wong

    The Last Lesson Of Mrs De Souza

    $18.00

    One last time and on her birthday, Rose de Souza is returning to school to give a final lesson to her classroom of secondary school boys before retiring from her long teaching career. What ensues is an unexpected confession in which she recounts the tragic and traumatic story of Amir, a student from her past who overturned the way she saw herself as a teacher, and changed her life forever. The stunning first novel from award-winning poet Cyril Wong, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza is a tour d...

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  • Jason Wee

    The Monsters Between Us

    $16.00

    In his debut poetry collection, Jason Wee returns to ‘1987’, the installation work he first introduced to art audiences at the first Singapore Biennale in 2006. The monsters Wee renders are present creatures, some cruelly alive, each shadowed by a long tail of mastery and mortality. With interlocking sequences, Wee shifts from Grimm’s stories to the small frail species among us, arriving at the volume’s central sequence, “Unreliable Evidence”. Composed from newsprint, detainee reports, speech...

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  • Isa Kamari

    The Tower

    $17.00

    translated by Alfian Sa'at From Isa Kamari comes a masterful tale of success and failure, which has been translated for the first time into English by Alfian Sa’at, his debut work of translation. A successful architect visits the new skyscraper he designed. As he climbs the tower with Ilham, his clerk of works, he reflects upon his life and spiritual journey in an increasingly materialistic world. Memories of a dark past plague him as he struggles to reach the top, which are woven into the na...

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  • WhyNot

    WHYNOT #1

    $10.00

    *WhyNot is a Singapore based Chinese Literary magazine, started by a group of NTU Chinese Studies graduates. This magazine invited four renowned columnists in their fields, Ace Khong, a.k.a 小邝 (design and illustrations), Teo Kok Keong a.k.a张国强 (Fiction), Liu Xiaoyi aka. 刘晓义 (Theatre) and Dr. Hee Wai Siam 许维贤博士 (Gender studies). This volume interviewed and featured Yeng Pway Ngon (英培安), Liew Kwee Lan (艾禺) and Liang Wern Fook (梁文福), to find out the initial thoughts and driving force behind thei...

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