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.“The Chief Who Lost Everything”, The Fiction of Singapore, Singapore: Unipress, 1993, 144-52, Print.Departments: Malay StudiesCategories: Short Story
2.Suratman Markasan | Penghulu, translated by Solehah Ishak, Singapore: Epigram Books, 2012, Print.i<x Pak Suleh was the penghulu of Pulau Sebidang, one of the influential village headmen of the islands of the South. Forced to relocate to a small high-rise flat on mainland Singapore, he worries for the future of his family and yearns for his beloved island. A powerful meditation on loss, Penghulu is a portrait of a man struggling to return to his old way of life. But can Pak Suleh thwart the plans of his son-in-law, a newly elected member of parliament from the ruling party? Will the penghulu return to his island?Languages: EnglishDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Creative Works Category, Fiction, Novel
3.“Rumah (The House)”, Trans. Shaharuddin Maaruf, Voices 4: Readings by Singapore Writers, Eds. K. C. Ban et al., Singapore: UniPress, 1995, 27-41, Print.Languages: English, MalayDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Short Story
4.“In the Journey of Time” (Dalam Perjalanan Masa), Trans. Sharifah Maznah Syed Omar, Memories and Desires: A Poetic History of Singapore, Ed. R.B.H. Goh, Singapore: Unipress, 1998, 192-3, Print.Languages: Malay, EnglishDepartments: Malay Studies
5.“The Initial Journey” (Jalan Permulaan), Trans. Sharifah Maznah Syed Omar, Memories and Desires: A Poetic History of Singapore, Ed. R. B. H. Goh, Singapore: Unipress, 1998, 188-91, Print.i<x This poem describes Singapore as a country for which the mother toils, and also the place where the children grow up and gain their income from.Languages: Malay, EnglishDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Poetry
6.“Di Tengah Alam”, Tiga Warna Bertemu, Ed. Suratman Markasan, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1987, 43, Print.i<x The narrator questions how a member of a minority (Malay) in a small country (Singapore) is able to make her mark in the vast world whilst appreciating and understanding it.Languages: MalayDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Poetry