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MEET-THE-AUTHOR: Charmaine Leung, "17A Keong Saik Road"

  • Ngee Ann City 391 Orchard Road Singapore, 238872 Singapore (map)

"This was a person who did not fit in with the rest, and would not be accepted as one of them.”

Home for Charmaine Leung was Keong Saik Road in the 1970s when it was a red-light district. Her introduction to the world outside of Keong Saik came as a rude shock; Charmaine's only tongue was Cantonese, she knew not a single word of English and the ways of the "English" life that existed beyond her community. The difference in her upbringing was clear: Charmaine—and the world of Keong Saik—was an outsider, a life that did not, and will not fit within social norms.

Join Charmaine Leung, author of 17A Keong Saik Road, for a sharing on being an outsider from both her personal experiences and from the stories of the women of Keong Saik she grew up with.

VENUE: Kinokuniya (Main Store)
ADDRESS: 391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City, #04-20/20B/20C/20E, Singapore 238872

19 Aug 2017, 2pm-3pm