Asian Writing

Singapore Ground Zero and Other Stories

singapore-ground-zeroby Michael Vatikiotis
ISBN 9789810587826
Paperback; 148 pages
Pub Date: 2007
Price: S$16.90 (excl. GST)

In these six stories, Michael Vatikiotis explores the paradoxical and tragic world after Al Qaeda’s attacks on the United States on September 11 2001. Set mostly in Muslim Southeast Asia, the stories highlight perceptions of Muslim society and Islam in the wake of the attacks. There is a view of Ground Zero ...

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The Strange Cases of Magistrate Pao – Chinese Tales of Crime and Detection

Magistrate Paoby Leon Comber
ISBN 9789810845674
Paperback; 122 pages
Pub Date: Jan 2010
Price: S$14.90 (excl. GST)

The Strange Cases of Magistrate Pao is an engrossing collection of six of Magistrate Pao’s cases. They are traditional Chinese detective stories in the tradition of the ‘Judge Dee’ stories of the late Robert van Gulik, who was a friend of author Leon Comber. Through them you are led into the fascinating world of old China. Imagine yourself sitting in an expectant crowd around a storyteller in a public market, which used to happen, too, in past times in Singapore and Malaysia ...

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