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PANEL: Island / without lion feat. Hamid Roslan, Wei Fen Lee

  • Grey Projects 6b Kim Tian Road Singapore, 169246 Singapore (map)

The Merlion isn’t spitting. / It is showing that / there are as many ways to speak

In this conversation with Hamid Roslan and Wei Fen Lee, language will be taken apart, scrutinised and studied for its associations with personhood and cultural identity. In writing between Singlish, English, Malay, and Mandarin, the politics of multilingualism is examined. The question of who has power and control, wielded by those who know the right words, will perhaps raise uncomfortable answers.

Look: it has / sliced off its tongue / to show you how.

VENUE: Grey Projects
ADDRESS: 6B Kim Tian Road, Kai Fook Mansion, Singapore 169246

17 Aug 2019, 4pm-5pm

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