FOUND IN TRANSLATION: SINGAPORE'S TRANSLATED BOOKS

"Every language is a world. Without translation we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence."

– George Steiner

School Workshops Image: Edifice from Yeng Pway Ngon Poems 1: Rebellion. Courtesy of Ethos Books

In conjunction with the #BuySingLit campaign, The Select Centre is showcasing a selection of Singapore's translated books that is set to enrich your literary diet. These works provide a window into the multicultural, multilingual fabric of our society, as the English translations transport us into a world full of stories that are at once familiar yet thought-provoking. Books by writers including Isa Kamari, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Kanagalatha, Singai Ma Elangkannan, Yeng Pway Ngon and You Jin are featured, as well as established translators like Alfian Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang and Shelly Bryant.

In addition, the showcase features books that also explore intercultural themes, which ruminate on our state of diversity through the prism of family, food, migrant labour, and history.

The books on display are also for sale.

Details

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: SINGAPORE'S TRANSLATED BOOKS
Date: 25 Feb – 31 May 2017
Time: 10am – 7pm (11am – 7pm on Mondays)
Venue: The Select Centre*
Blk 231 Bain Street. #04-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231 (Map)

*Inside Bhaskar's Arts Academy

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