Singapore Literature Book Club: 'Others' is not a Race by Melissa De Silva

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Read, Singapore & S.E.A
Availability: 7
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Multi-Purpose Room

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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From NLB’s Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries.

In December, we will be discussing 'Others' is not a Race by Melissa De Silva. The author will be joining us for the session.

About the Book

While having existed in Singapore as long as any other community, Eurasians, who comprise less than one percent of the population, still remain a fairly obscure group to many Singaporeans.

'Others' is not a Race is a tapestry that weaves together the multiple genres of narrative fiction, creative nonfiction, literary food writing and family memoir, to offer insight into the micro-minority Eurasian community through the intensely personal lens of the writer's own experience living and growing up as a Eurasian in Singapore. Throughout are interwoven the themes of memory, loss, language, identity and cultural reclamation

About the Author

Melissa De Silva is the author of Others is Not a Race, about Eurasians in Singapore. It was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 in the creative non-fiction category. Her fiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR. You can find out more about Melissa at https://www.melissadesilva.com/



Find out more about book clubs at NLB at https://www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/book-clubs/

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