Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
1.AKAR: Issue 1 Foundations, Akar, 2019i<x In Volume 1: Foundations, we begin Akar’s journey of exploration at home. Foundations features musings on faith, nature and tradition through photography, essays, visual art and poetry by fellow Singaporeans. This issue also includes interviews with Singapore’s principal storyteller Kamini Ramachandran, veteran angklung music instructor Faridah Jamal and plant medicine expert Ajuntha Anwari.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Political ScienceCategories: Anthology, Poetry
2.They Told Us To Move: Dakota—Cassia, Ethos Books, 2019i<x What happens when an entire community is moved? Dakota Crescent was one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates and a rental flat neighbourhood for low-income households. In 2016, its residents—many of whom are elderly—were relocated to Cassia Crescent to make way for redevelopment. To help them resettle, a group of volunteers came together and formed the Cassia Resettlement Team. They Told Us to Move tells the story of the relocation through interviews with the residents from the Dakota community and reflections by the volunteers. Accompanying these are essays by various academics on urban planning; gender and family; ageing, poverty, and social services; civil society and citizenship; and architectural heritage and place-making. Through this three-part conversation, the book explores human stories of devotion, expectation, and remembrance. It asks what we can achieve through voluntary action and how we can balance self-reliance and public services. This book is for people who want to understand the kind of society we are, and question what kind of society we want to be.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Social WorkCategories: Anthology
3.We Adopted!, Marshall Cavendish, 2019i<x ‘Adoption’ is the new badge of honour; Adoption is the new ‘Black’. We Adopted is an anthology of modern, real life fairy tales of doggie salvation. It features some of the most incredible comeback stories, tales of resilience, forgiveness, trust, love, human cruelty, greed and miracle rebounds, dogs on the brink of death and the owners who never gave up on them. Most of the dogs in this book have been through their own personal Hell. Every single one at the hands of a species called Humans. And they have all bounced back and remain as trusting and as compassionate and loving as ever. The stories are accompanied by stunning editorial fashion spreads. No one would ever guess that these beautiful canine models were once abused, neglected, crippled or abandoned.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and Literature, GeographyCategories: Anthology