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Between here and wherever home is,
you wonder if you'll ever
get used to the cold.

An anthology of works by young Singaporean writers who expressed the anxieties of unhoming on different levels-personal, domestic, societal-and through varying modes and genres.
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Paperback, 44 pages
Published 2016 by Ethos Books
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CuriousBookReviewer
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Curiosity level: riveting, refreshing

"Unhomed. The condition not of being homeless, but of having a home and being outside of it."

I'm very thankful that @localbookssg gifted me with "Unhomed". I enjoyed its unconventionality and refreshing perspectives on the idea of home.

This sweet, petite book is a lovely collection of poems by young Singaporean writers, writing about the "anxieties of unhoming on different levels". The poems are riveting, uprooting and unconventional. They reflect and docum
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Joely
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the homesick, the homeless, the unhomed, the lost
Perhaps it was the lonely little bear on the cover, harassed unknowingly by the grandiose of solitude in that cold, cold forest. Perhaps it was the title, a word that isn't actually a legitimate word, but a bastard child that is so comprehensible. Perhaps it was both. Either way, I read this little book when I was far away from home, and it helped me cope with being homesick like a hot shower that thaws when you are frozen with feels-- first numb, then burning, then never wanting to let go of th ...more
Ayla Tan
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Singaporeans, Poets
Recommended to Ayla by: Ethos Books
A short and quick but impactful read, all the more impressive as they were mostly written by fellow local Singaporeans who are mostly only still in Secondary School. As a fellow Singapore, I truly feel proud that Singapore Literature is indeed picking up. A must read!
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