Absurdity in the Singaporean Mundane

Conversations  |  General  |  Fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

12 Nov Sat, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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The endless array of cookie-cutter apartment buildings, tidy expressways, and bureaucratic pencil-pushers—Singapore has a bad rep for being mundane, mechanical, and over-methodical. If we turn our heads sideways, might we find that there is more than meets the eye? We talk about the strange, absurd, and amusingly Singaporean things that are revealed through fiction written with irony and a tongue placed firmly in cheek.

This programme is co-presented with Ethos Books.


AKSHITA NANDA is a journalist, analyst and author of the novels Beauty Queens of Bishan (Penguin Random House SEA) and Nimita's Place (Epigram Books).