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PHOTO: MARJANE SATRAPI

PERSEPOLIS

By Marjane Satrapi

Published in 2008

An autobiographical graphic novel of the author's life as she grows up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. She describes political changes in her country and the consequences on daily life. The story is a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression.



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TELLTALE: 11 STORIES

Edited by Gwee Li Sui

Published in 2010

An anthology of 11 stories by Singapore writers, including Alfian Sa'at, Wena Poon, Jeffrey Lim, Tan Mei Ching, Claire Tham and Dave Chua. The anthology is accompanied by a study guide by National Institute of Education lecturer Dennis Yeo.


FEED

By M.T. Anderson

Published in 2002

It describes a world dependent on a constant live feed of games, commercials and music streamed directly into people's brains. When a hacker causes their feeds to malfunction, Titus and his friends are left stranded on the moon and can rely only on their own ability to think.

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