- About the Author
“Perhaps I will write about my own life as a blind person," Choon Guan said. "I'll entitle it My Love Is Blind. The word blind will embrace your name, Lin." His big eyes widened and lit up, sparkling and full of tenderness. His lips moved in a soundless whisper: "My Love is Lin."
Tan Guan Heng lost his sight at the age of 28. In his first novel, he paints a nostalgic picture of Singapore on the brink of independence. With biting honesty and ironic humour, this novel brings to life the world of the blind and their sighted helpers.
More than twenty years after its first publication in 1995, My Love is Blind has retained its enduring appeal as one of Singapore's most extraordinary and memorable novels. Asiapac Books is pleased to launch a special edition of this groundbreaking novel, updated with an epilogue and a new foreword by Dr. Tommy Koh, and an afterword by literary critic, Gwee Li Sui.
Clocking up more than 40 years of selfless service to the community, Tan Guan Heng served two stints as the President of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) – from 1975 to 1980, and then from 2006 to now. From 1988 to 2000, he was also a member of the resource panel on the Government Parliamentary Committee for Community Development.
He has deservedly conferred the highest national award for volunteerism in 2010, the President’s Social Service Award (PSSA).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Year Published: 2017
Size: 140mm x 215mm