National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Book Reviews

Book Review: “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours”

The votes are in! And you have chosen Helen Oyeyemi’s What is Not Yours is Not Yours for us to review. We’re going to stir things up a little by providing you with a REAL review, and a FAKE review. Can you guess which is which? 😉

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A Selection of Local Poetry: Reflecting on Where We Came From

What does it mean to live or grow up in Singapore? We have selected 3 excerpts from local poetry that reflect who we are and where we are now. Maybe you can relate to one of them!

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If you google “Singapore Scenery”, you’ll get a bunch of images of touristy places in Singapore. Which are basically all just buildings. Okay, and maybe some trees. Specifically these trees.

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Read It Before It Becomes A Movie: The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

It’s a war story. It’s a love story. It’s begging for someone to turn it into a movie. Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2014. Since then, there have been rumours of a screen adaptation.

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A Book For Every Occasion: Ambiguous Adventure

For Hari Raya Haji, we’re encouraging Singaporeans to embark on a spiritual journey through Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane. Source: Cheikh Hami-what?

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