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Starry Island

Publisher: NUS Press
  • Description
  • In 2015, Singapore celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its independence. From its founding as a British colony with no natural resources, the country has transformed itself into one of the most urbanized and prosperous nations in the world. Just as remarkable is the harmonious diversity of the people who identify themselves as Singaporeans - a fusion of ethnicities, languages, religions, and places of origin. Starry Island presents essays, fiction, and poetry by two dozen contemporary writers whose stories of Singapore express the complex tensions and interconnections of this anomalous, confounding, and paradoxical society. These fresh and accomplished works range from meditative essays to magical realist fiction and lyric poetry

ISBN: 9780824847975
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Year Published: 2014
Size: 253mm x 179mm