The Struggle is Real
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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This session is in English
We invite three Festival authors to consider how their work challenges the intersections of speech, belief, and ideology in everyday power relations and how their writing allows them to speak where they might otherwise be silenced.
Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is a writer, poet, and the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Melanie’s writing is often focused around family, place, and her identity as an Aboriginal woman. As a mother to a child with autism, Melanie is a great advocate for raising autism awareness and uses her poetry to do so. In April, 2018 Melanie had her story published in Anita Heiss’s anthology, Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia. She also won the 2018 Darwin Poetry Cup.Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Cyril Wong is a poet and fictionist in Singapore.
Photo credit: Stephen Black
Okky Madasari is an award-winning Indonesian writer known for her exquisite portrayals of the social and political conditions in Indonesia. Her works focus on resistance against injustice and the struggle for freedom and humanity. She has written five novels and one short story collection, and a series of children's novels. Her works have been translated in English, German, and Arabic. She is currently a PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore.Okky Madasari is featured in the following SWF event(s):