Singapore Shelf

SILENCED MINORITY: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SINGAPORE'S GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015
SILENCED MINORITY: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SINGAPORE'S GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015

NON-FICTION


NOT BORN IN SINGAPORE: FIFTY PERSONALITIES WHO SHAPED THE NATION

By Tng Ying Hui

Epigram Books/Paperback/ $35 before GST/ Major bookstores

They came from beyond our shores, but left their mark on Singapore. The stories of 50 people born in foreign lands, among them advertising honcho Ian Batey from Britain - the father of the iconic Singapore Girl - and Professor Wang Gungwu, the Indonesia-born historian who is now chairman of the Iseas- Yusof Ishak Institute, brim with vision and passion and fall into place as integral puzzle pieces in the Singapore story.

FICTION


KINDRED MEMORIES: A FLASH FICTION COLLECTION
 

KINDRED MEMORIES: A FLASH FICTION COLLECTION

By Lynette Wan

Self- published/ Hardcover/ Not for sale. Can be read at some library branches and selected community centres and schools

A charming romp through the memories of 50 pioneers, capturing in snappy and composed pieces of flash fiction both their simple everyday emotions and hopes and their brush with ground-breaking events that rocked the nation - such as the 1978 explosion of Greek tanker Spyros.

PHOTOS

SILENCED MINORITY: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SINGAPORE'S GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015

By Mindy Tan, Seah Yu Hsin and Chen Wansheng

Little People Collective/ Paperback/ $20/From littlepeoplecollective.com

This hefty book of photographs paints a vivid picture of the 2015 General Election, from the Workers' Party's tense wait during the recount for Aljunied GRC to jubilant People's Action Party MPs ringed in garlands. The true joy of the book is in the dazzling array of emotion on display, with supporters across party lines captured in moments of joy and sorrow.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2015, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe