Rosie Milne

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Review | Ponti is a great Singaporean novel – compelling, evocative coming-of-age tale and portrait of a nation

Sharlene Teo’s novel, told through the voices of three women and its title short for pontianak – the man-hunting female ghoul of Malay legend – is a book to enjoy line by line, so vivid and spot-on are its descriptions and observations

Sharlene Teo’s novel, told through the voices of three women and its title short for pontianak – the man-hunting female ghoul of Malay legend – is a book to enjoy line by line, so vivid and spot-on are its descriptions and observations

14 Dec 2020 - 10:54AM
Rainbirds book review: moving investigation of love, murder, and grief set in Japan

Singaporean author Clarissa Goenawan crafts an intriguing tale of a man whose life is sent spinning after his sister’s murder in a fictional Japanese town. Ren slips into the void left by his sister’s death, as he searches for answers

Singaporean author Clarissa Goenawan crafts an intriguing tale of a man whose life is sent spinning after his sister’s murder in a fictional Japanese town. Ren slips into the void left by his sister’s death, as he searches for answers

12 Mar 2018 - 8:57PM
White Chrysanthemum review – ordeal of Korean ‘comfort women’ explored in thought-provoking novel

Mary Lynn Bracht’s novel examines the impact on families and South Korean society of Japanese troops abducting women and subjecting them to sexual slavery in wartime – ensuring they are not forgotten as they recede into history

Mary Lynn Bracht’s novel examines the impact on families and South Korean society of Japanese troops abducting women and subjecting them to sexual slavery in wartime – ensuring they are not forgotten as they recede into history

5 Feb 2018 - 7:48PM
Review | Book review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - Singaporean author’s novel blends romantic comedy with family saga

Intricately plotted and audacious, Balli Kaur Jaswal’s story crashes through conventions to give voice to older women who in reality would have none in Punjabi society; the sex is a bonus

Intricately plotted and audacious, Balli Kaur Jaswal’s story crashes through conventions to give voice to older women who in reality would have none in Punjabi society; the sex is a bonus

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Book review: Singapore Love Stories looks at love from Lion City’s many perspectives

Singapore’s fluid and diverse population means it has a unique take on affairs of the heart, and this intriguing anthology finds new things to say about that most endlessly analysed of emotions

Singapore’s fluid and diverse population means it has a unique take on affairs of the heart, and this intriguing anthology finds new things to say about that most endlessly analysed of emotions

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