PROGRAMME DETAILS

Words We Love: Lah

Words We Love: Lah

Mini Lectures

DATE / TIME

7 Nov, Thu 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
45mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Chamber
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

Possibly the word that most easily identifies someone as Singaporean. Probably also the most misused by non-native Singlish speakers. Even a quick search on Urban Dictionary shows listed examples that are "not sufficient to fully understand the deep and intimate meaning of 'lah'". Join Gwee Li Sui as he explores our understanding of this mysterious syllable.

Dei, don’t say we Bo Jio, join us at the other sessions and Lepak.

FEATURING

Gwee Li Sui

Singapore

Gwee Li Sui wrote Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel in English, Myth of the Stone, in 1993 and has six volumes of poetry to date. His latest titles are Death Wish, Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate, and The Leeter Tunku, a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. A familiar name in Singapore’s cultural scene, Gwee has also edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and written and lectured on a range of subjects.

Gwee Li Sui is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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