TRUTH OR FICTION
By Lakshmy A. Krishnan, Margaret Fletcher and Pushpa Menon
Silverfish Books/ Paperback/ 219 pages/ $21.40/Books Kinokuniya
Three debut authors from Malaysia, Australia and Singapore write about womanhood and diaspora in this short-story collection.
SINGAPORE'S PERMANENT TERRITORIAL REVOLUTION: FIFTY YEARS IN FIFTY MAPS
By Rodolphe De Koninck, cartography by Pham Thanh Hai and Marc Girard
NUS Press/Hardcover/162 pages/ $51.36/Books Kinokuniya, Select Books, Alkem, Basheer
This comprehensive atlas tracks Singapore's urban growth over the past half-century through diachronic mapping, studying the way land use has become a tool to manage civil society down to the smallest details.
SOVEREIGN WOMEN IN A MUSLIM KINGDOM
By Sher Banu A. L. Khan
NUS Press/ Paperback/ 336 pages/ $40.66/ Books Kinokuniya, Wardah Books, Select Books
Khan, an assistant professor at the National Univerity of Singapore's Malay Studies department, explores in detail the sultanahs who ruled the kingdom of Aceh for half of the 17th century, demonstrating how female rule was legitimised by Islam and indigenous adat laws.
WAYS OF SEEING
Math Paper Press/ Hardcover/ 68 pages/$39/ BooksActually
Urban photographer Elephnt documents familiar architectural elements in Singapore's public housing estates, from colour-coded void decks to the moon gates and peony openings found in stairwells and lift lobbies.
THAI ART: CURRENCIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY
By David Teh
NUS Press/ Hardcover/ 288 pages/ $44.94/ Books Kinokuniya, Select Books, Alkem, Basheer
Curator and critic Teh examines Thai art from 1992 to the present, against the backdrop of the Thai monarchy's evolving sovereignty and the country's constant political and economic turmoil.
THE SENGKANG SNOOPERS: THE MYSTERY OF THE HERMIT'S HUT
By Peter Tan, illustrated by Billy Yong
Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 214 pages/ $11.66/Books Kinokuniya
Established local playwright Tan Tarn How makes his foray into children's mysteries under a pseudonym.
In the first instalment, Su Lin, her little brother Su Yang and their new friends Zizi and Bus spend their school holidays on Pulau Ubin and discover a mysterious hut atop a quarry hill that emits strange sounds.