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Written Country

Publisher: Landmark Books
  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Written Country intriguingly reconstructs the history of modern Singapore through fifty defining moments from the Fall of Singapore to the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The works of Singapore’s best novelists, poets and playwrights anthologised in this telling include:

    Japanese Occupation by Goh Sin Tub
    Maria Hertogh Riots by Alfian Sa’at
    Hock Lee Bus Riot by Meira Chand
    Introduction of CPF by Gopal Baratham
    First Merdeka Talks by Hedwig Anuar
    Women’s Charter by Lee Tzu Pheng
    Operation Coldstore by Said Zahari
    Pulau Senang Mutiny by Dave Chua
    National Theatre by Boey Kim Cheng
    Singapore in Malaysia by Rosaly Puthucheary
    Creation of the Merlion by Stella Kon
    Prophet Muhd’s Birthday Riot by Robert Yeo
    Independence of Singapore by Edwin Thumboo
    Toa Payoh New Town by Koh Buck Song
    Family Planning Campaign by Felix Cheong
    National Campaigns by Catherine Lim
    Social Development Unit by Michael Chiang
    Hotel New World Collapse by Haresh Sharma
    Operation Spectrum by Aileen Lau
    Caning of Michael Fay by Tan Tarn How
    SilkAir Crash by David Leo
    Singapore in Recession by Toh Hsien Min
    Escape of Mas Selamat by Marc Nair
    Little India Riot by Muhammad Sharif Udin

    Here is a landmark book for literature, history and social studies.

  • Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic from Singapore.

ISBN: 9789814189668
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 356
Year Published: 2016