Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore
- About the Editors
Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore contemplates and re-centres Singapore women in the overlapping discourses of family, home, ecology and nation. For the first time, this collection of ecofeminist essays focuses on the crafts, minds, bodies and subjectivities of a diverse group of women making kin with the human and non-human world as they navigate their lives.
From ruminations on caregiving, to surreal interspecies encounters, to indigenous ways of knowing, these women writers chart a new path on the map of Singapore’s literary scene, writing urgently about gender, nature, climate change, reciprocity and other critical environmental issues.
In a climate-changed world where vital connections are lost, Making Kin is an essential collection that blurs boundaries between the personal and the political. It is a revolutionary approach towards intersectional environmentalism featuring the following voices:
Andrea Yew, Angelia Poon, Ann Ang, ArunDitha, Choo Kah Ying, Constance Singam, Dawn- joy Leong, Diana Rahim, Esther Vincent, Grace Chia, Kanwaljit Soin, Matilda Gabrielpillai, nor, Nurul Fadiah Johari, Prasanthi Ram, Serina Rahman, Tania De Rozario and Tim Min Jie.
“These personal essays create a diverse kinship network of voices rooted in women’s experiences and routed through Singapore. This deeply resonant anthology is an invaluable contribution to ecofeminist literatures and the global environmental humanities.”
—Craig Santos Perez, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Esther Vincent Xueming is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tiger Moth Review, an eco journal of art and literature, and author of Red Earth, an ecofeminist collection of poetry (Blue Cactus Press, 2021). She is also co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020) and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013). A literature educator by profession, she is passionate about the entanglements in art, literature, nature and the environment. Follow her on Twitter @EstherVincentXM.
Angelia Poon teaches Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests include postcolonial theory and contemporary Anglophone literature with a focus on issues pertaining to globalization as well as gender, class, and racial subjectivities. She co-edited Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts (Routledge, 2017) and Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature (NUS Press, 2009). A firm supporter of Literature in schools, she has also co-edited two poetry collections for students, Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013) and Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2021
Size: 220mm x 150mm