Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore

March 18, 2011

Edited by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Ethos Books, 2011

“The Call of South Africa in Singapore”
“The Blinding Truth”

From Back Cover:

Through the history of the twentieth century, we have surely all become spiritual children of Nelson Mandela and siblings to South Africans, through whose momentous struggles we find an image for every struggle against discrimination.

Gwee Li Sui in the Introduction

This literary anthology — centred on the travails of the human spirit — is like none other published in Singapore. It testifies to the social reflections of generations of Singaporean writers and their inquiries into issues of freedom, equality, humanity, and hope. The selection brings together works originally written in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil across almost six decades of Singaporean life. They are arranged here in a compelling way that argues for the inevitable interconnections of these concerns.


Launch Speeches:

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