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Celebrate our National Spirit through these books by local authors

Three books by Singaporean authors that are worth the read.

National Reading Movement (@readingnationSG)


Published: 6 August 2021, 4:58 PM

Together, our Singapore Spirit. 

It has been a tough year for everyone and the pandemic has certainly affected young people, with many having difficulties coming to terms with the new normal. 

Yet, it is important to take a step back and reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and the ties that bind us, defining what is to be a Singaporean.

With National Day happening in August, what better way is there to get into the mood by picking up some new Singapore titles that encapsulate our National Pride? As we (hopefully) emerge out of the shadow of the pandemic, here are three freshly published books, which will engross fiction and non-fiction readers alike.

“Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene” by Matthew Schnieder-Mayerson

PHOTO CREDIT: ETHOS BOOKS, 2020

 

Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene focuses on the current climate crisis and environmental perspectives from Singapore’s young generation of environmental activists, perfect for the curious youth looking to make a difference. 

This collection of essays is as thought-provoking as it is galvanising, and the illuminating pieces within this anthology is sure to make you rethink your everyday choices.

Borrow the book here: eBook

“In the Year of the Virus” by Felix Cheong

PHOTO CREDIT: MARSHALL CAVENDISH INTERNATIONAL, 2020

 

Many youths still struggle with coming to terms with the impact of COVID-19, and this book is here to alleviate your worries with its fascinating illustrations. 

Presented as a unique poetry comic, Felix Cheong brings us through the lives of the characters affected by the pandemic, presenting scenarios which any young Singaporean can certainly empathise with. 

Borrow the book here: eBook

“Air-Conditioned Nation Revisited” by Cherian George

PHOTO CREDIT: ETHOS BOOKS

 

Air-Conditioned Nation Revisited, as the title suggests, takes another look into Cherian George’s original collection of the same name. 

Ranging from topics such as sustainable politics to party successes, this page-turner, now revised for the next generation of leaders, provides deep insight into Singapore’s unique political culture and is a must read for any politics enthusiasts.

Borrow the book here: eBook

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