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Singapore at Home: Life Across Lines | Singapore Literature Book Club

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Join the editors and authors of Singapore at Home to explore what home is in Singapore to a diverse cross-section of the island's residents.

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Join us at Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss the recently published anthology Singapore at Home: Life Across Lines. This will be an interactive session, please come prepared to discuss the book and share your thoughts!

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Stories from Singapore at Home: Life across Lines offer a rare glimpse into the lives of a diverse cross-section of the island-state’s residents, and invite us into their most intimate space—home. Immigrants, migrants, expats, settled generations bring us into their bedrooms, balconies, kitchens and other spaces, their heartaches, traumas, dreams and desires. In so doing, they reshape their life experiences and their relationships with those whom they share their home.

The writers featured in this anthology include Isha B., Azeena Badarudeen, Ilya Katrinnada Binte Zubaidi, Arathi Devandran, Dia Feng-Lowe, Surinder Kaur, Ken Lye, Cecilia Mahendran, Gargi Mehra, Kalpana Mohan, Clara Mok, Payal Morankar, Vanessa Ng Q.R., Rolinda Onates Española, Anna Onni, Anjali Patil, Ranjani Rao, Aparna Das Sadhukhan, Euginia Tan, Audrey Tay and Phyllis Wong.

About the Editors

Pallavi Narayan has given talks and moderated events at, among others, Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore Book Council, Singapore Art Book Fair, SUTD and NUS. In 2018, she was named the first Frankfurt Fellow from Singapore to the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship programme. Her next book, Pamuk's Istanbul: The Self and the City, is forthcoming from Routledge. 

Iman Fahim Hameed has worked in academia in Singapore, is pursuing her MSc in Public Health, reports on global health issues for a UK-based charity, and writes poetry and vignettes.

About Singapore Literature Book Club

From NLB’s Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singaporean authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries.


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The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 27 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries.

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