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Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore

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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, ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published August 2014 by University of Hawai'i Press
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David
Apr 27, 2016 David rated it it was ok
This should really be sub-titled Not-so-new Writing from Singapore to Americans since most contributions have been published and/or aren't that recent, plus there's the strange inclusion of Lundberg and Greene who are by no means Singaporean. The prose far outweighs the poetry in quality, which is a reflection of Singapore literature, with my favourite contributions coming from Boey, Alfian and especially Balasingamchow. An overall semi-decent introduction to recent Singapore literature, with un ...more
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Oct 01, 2014 mm rated it it was ok
Not at all a collection I would recommend. Not sure what the editor was aiming for in the choice and spread.
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