Balli Kaur Jaswal
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Balli Kaur Jaswal's novel Sugarbread, a multigenerational story about racism in Singapore, was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018.

The spread of the virus among its migrant workers living in cramped conditions has touched off a wave of blame and scapegoating in society, never mind that Singapore owes its success to this huge low-paid workforce providing many essential services.

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A controversy in Singapore over a brownface ad and a provocative rap video has highlighted divisions in the island state, even though the government goes to great pains to promote racial harmony.