Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian Literature II

October 26, 2009

Edited with an introduction by Gwee Li Sui

Published by the National Library Board and the National Arts Council of Singapore, 2009

“The Critic’s Sense of the Past and the Contemporary”
“The New Poetry of Singapore”

Book Overview:

The 2-book Sharing Borders, in the Writing Asia Series which has Edwin Thumboo as general editor, is the most comprehensive account to date of Singaporean and Malaysian literatures in English. Apart from the assessment of single authors, surveys and special topics, it provides essential background, traces origins and early development, the way significant themes in the life of the two nations have evolved and been articulated, and how succeeding generations of writers – especially in Singapore – show greater freedom and confidence exploiting the possibilities of their language.

These books have a substantial introduction each and bring together essays by thirty scholars and practitioners, including some of the most distinguished names in the field. The editors for Part I are Mohammad A. Quayum and Wong Phui Nam, and Gwee Li Sui edits Part II. Contributors to Part II include David Birch, Boey Kim Cheng, Anne Brewster, Nicky Garsten, Philip Holden, Ronald D. Klein, Peter Nazareth, Noritah Omar, Seet Khiam Keong, Paul Sharrad, Eddie Tay, Lily Rose Tope, Washima Che Dan, and Cyril Wong.


Singapore Unbound ~ History and the Writers: Sharing Borders Revisited

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