FREE LOCAL SHIPPING

WHYNOT #06

$15.00

WHYNOT #06 

*

【第六期介绍】

本期的杂志收录了许多精彩的文章与内容。专栏方面收录了小邝、张国强、刘晓义与黄毅圣的作品。重点介绍黄毅圣的性别专栏:红灯国。这篇文章阐述了本地性工作者与政权的周旋,以及种种法律与社会因素对他们造成的困扰。本地的性工作是在什么样的情况下运作?面临什么问题?最重要的是,为何新加坡会将性工作合法化,却又处处压迫他们?

这一期的专题以“再现”(Re-presentation)为主题,专访了三位文化人:谢燊杰、程异与钟达成。“再现”这个概念说难不难,说易不易。简言之,它是作者“选择性地以某种媒介与方式,展现他对于现实世界的独特认知。”因而,我们希望通过这次采访解构这些文化人再现的文本,试图把读者带入他们创造的空间,搭建两者之间沟通的桥梁。

本期在诗与小说方面也收录了许多独特的作品,许多还出于新手之笔。诗人方面有爱妮、蔡欣洵、语凡、家宣,台湾诗人宋尚纬、贺婕、阿芒等人的作品。小说方面有潜宁的《靖夫》,书写了一对感人的同志爱情故事。同时,杂志也收录张国强的《我要活下去!》,叙述了色情小说家与他笔下人物的交叉命运。
 

WhyNot is a Singapore based Chinese Literary magazine, started by a group of NTU Chinese Studies graduates in 2012. For this issue, our column feature articles from Ace Khong (小邝), Teo Kok Keong(张国强) , Liu Xiaoyi (刘晓义) and Ng Yi-sheng (黄毅圣). We recommend readers to read the article by Ng Yi-sheng about sex work in Singapore. He highlights the many problems sex workers face in Singapore and the many dealing they have had with authorities. How do the sex workers operate locally? What problems do they face? Most importantly, despite its legal nature, why does sex work still face many problems with the authorities?

Our feature article is on the topic of “re-presentation” and includes interview with Nelson Chia (谢燊杰), Jeremy Tiang (程异) and Oliver Chong (钟达成). “Re-presentation” refers to the selective medium and methods an author chooses to re-present or re-create his unique understanding of reality. Thus, we hope that by de-constructing the texts of the 3 interviewees, we could give the readers a glimpse of the literary space the authors have re-created, and encourage readers to enter and explore this space, as well as to engage in conversations with the authors themselves. 

WhyNot Vol 6 also includes works from various exciting writers. For poetry, we have Irene Chiong (爱妮), Chuah Soon Soon (蔡欣洵), Alex Chan (语凡) and Tan Kah Xuan (家宣). For Novels we have the touching gay love story by Qian Ning (潜宁). In Addition, we feature Teo Kok Keong’s I want to Live!, which is about the intertwining fates of an erotic writer and his novel’s character.

- paperback: 143 pages
- product dimensions: 175 x 260 mm

Sign up for book recommendations !

*