A Luxury We Must Afford

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Mirroring Singapore's future through vivid storytelling

Recommendation: This book captures the essence of Singapore's future through a diverse collection of narratives. It takes readers on a journey of hyper-modern dreams and the struggle to maintain connection with the past. Written by talented authors, this anthology offers a powerful reflection on Singapore's evolution and the importance of poetry in an uncertain world. A must-read for those seeking thought-provoking stories that push the boundaries of imagination.

A Luxury We Must Afford

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ISBN: 9789810986612
Publisher: Math Paper Press
Date of Publication: 2016-11-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.59
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What does the future of Singapore hold?In 2015, the anthology A Luxury We Cannot Afford commemorated 50 years of man-made myth — 50 years of mysteries and ministries, Marxists and memorandums, the Merlion and The Man — and whether the 1969 assertion that "poetry is a luxury we cannot afford" still held true in the 2010s.But instead of looking back, this companion volume to the first looks forward to everything after SG50 and beyond. It is a collection of bold narratives of Singaporeans shaping their own future, a cornucopia of hyper-modern dreams of robots and aliens, yet also tales of muted despair at a future slipping out of touch with the past. But in this uncertain future, there is no longer any need to debate whether poetry is a luxury we cannot afford. In this island of oxymorons and contradictions, in this brave new world we look forward to — Poetry is a luxury we must afford.
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