BooksActually presents SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century by Ng Yi-Sheng.
First published in 2006, the groundbreaking collection of coming out stories was the first affirming non-fiction volume accompanied by real names and faces. Written in light, clear prose, SQ21 shows an unabashed straightforward honesty and finds inspiration in the lives of these ordinary Singaporeans.
Though a bestseller that won acclaim as The Straits Times non-fiction book of that year, SQ21 remained out-of-print for nearly a decade. This new reprint comes updates with fresh material – a new interview by Ng Yi-Sheng, and a new foreword by the editor Jason Wee.
Ng Yi-Sheng (b.1980) is a Singaporean poet, fictionist, playwright, journalist and activist. He remains the youngest poet to win the Singapore Literature Prize, which he received for his debut poetry collection last boy (Firstfruits, 2006). He is also the author of the
best-selling SQ21 (Oogachaga, 2006), the movie novelisation Eating Air (Firstfruits, 2008) and the spoken word collection Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience (Math Paper Press, 2016).
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7 Feb 2018, 7pm - 8pm