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Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore

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This literary anthology – centred on the travails of the human spirit – is like none other published in Singapore. It testifies to the social reflections of generations of Singaporean writers and their inquiries into issues of freedom, equality, humanity, and hope. The selection brings together works originally written in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil across almost ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 103 pages
Published 2011 by Ethos Books

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A rich, diverse collection of Singaporean prose and poetry originally written in Tamil, Chinese, English and Malay on themes and explorations of freedom, equality, humanity and hope. Gwee’s introduction is interesting in it’s discussion of South African inspiration for the collection which featured as part of the Spotlight Singapore event in Cape Town in 2011.

I enjoyed Alfian Sa’at’s Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Hanging, Ng Yi-Sheng’s The Audience and Alvin Pang’s Race.
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GWEE LI SUI is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic. He wrote Singapore’s first full-length graphic novel in English, Myth of the Stone, in 1993. Known for his versatile verse, Gwee has also written on a wide range of subjects and edited several literary collections.
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