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Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

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Yu-Mei Balasingamchow is the co-author of the non-fiction title Singapore: A Biography (2009), and co-editor of the literary collection, In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel (2016). Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2014), selected for the Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories, and published in the UK, US and Singapore.

In 2015, Yu-Mei was an honorary fellow in writing at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 2017, she was the national writer-in-residence at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She lives in Singapore and is working on a novel.

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Singapore wonders: can you dissent, and discuss dissent, while still loving your nation?

As with my post on the (all-too-recent!) brownface saga, this is a summary of links on the Singapore government- and establishment-led inaccurate characterising of dissent as traitorous behaviour, and thus of activists, artists and independent journalists and scholars who express dissent as traitors to Singapore. If I've missed anything meaty, please let me know. The information here was last upda Read more of this blog post »
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“She remembered the way the damp, coarse sand had clumped to her legs and hands, and burrowed beneath her nails and into the folds of her clothes, and she had wondered why the British children in her storybooks were always excited about going to the beach—just as now she wondered why the light from the lighthouse seemed to be coming from the landward side of the expressway. “I thought a lighthouse is out at sea.”
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