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Subject:
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Arts>>Literary Arts>>Poetry
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Book Extract
File Details:
249 KB, 3 p. application/pdf
Abstract:
This is one of Edwin Thumboo’s place-based poems that is also very personal. Thumboo spent his childhood in Mandai, and this poem records his memory of the place from the years before World War II and follows its development as Singapore modernised. It captures vivid images of old Singapore and rural living in Malaya as well as the effects of years on one’s memory and sense of the world. It effectively bridge, with much poignance, personal experiences and socio-historical reality.
This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2011. The original work (c) Edwin Thumboo, 1993.