Tumasik (Paperback)

Contemporary Writing from Singapore (91st Meridian Books)

By Alvin Pang (Editor)

Autumn Hill Books, 9780984303625, 243pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

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Featuring contributions from 39 contemporary writers who represent some of the finest creative talent in the four major literary languages in Singapore today (Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and English), this anthology features complex, diverse, and cosmopolitan literature that breaks monocultural expectations. Many of the internationally acclaimed works collected in this volume are available here in English for the first time, presented in fluent, sensitive, and culturally attuned versions. From a popular Chinese form of nonfiction to a magic realist short story to a long urban poem, all forms are on display in these examples of modern literary imagination from Singapore.

About the Author

Alvin Pang is the coeditor of "Love Gathers All," "No Other City," and "Over There," and is the author of "City of Rain" and "Testing the Silence." He was named the 2005 Young Artist of the Year (Literature) by the National Arts Council Singapore.

Praise For Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore (91st Meridian Books)

“A singularly Singaporean collection with works that cut across generations, genres, styles, and languages. What is amazing is the cohesiveness that Pang achieves with works that run the gamut from plays, stories, and poems to novel excerpts, essays, and creative nonfiction pieces.”  —Quarterly Literary Review Singapore