The Claire Tham Collection

But shouldn’t one fly, push oneself to the limit and beyond, break all rules? These stories explore the tensions that arise when the desire for personal fulfillment clashes with societies’ norms.

Author: Claire Tham

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814677592

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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Claire Tham brings together twenty-one short stories from three classic collections, each reflecting her prowess as a storyteller whose deft hands moulds stories to articulate her signature themes of rebellion and non-conformity. Lauded for her technical innovation of style and form in prose, these stories play with the presentation of time and space in the progression of narratives, creating multi-layered possibilities to keep readers entranced till the very last page. Fascist Rock: Stories of Rebellion (published 1990) The angry rebels who walk though these stories tease us with the most provocative of questions. Disturbingly familiar—bitterly and eloquently, they voice our own hidden rebellion. Saving the Rainforest and Other Stories (published 1993) “I believe in the sanctity of the ordinariness of everyday life: beyond its charmed boundaries lies confusion.” So speaks the voice of conservatism and conformity. But shouldn’t one fly, push oneself to the limit and beyond, break all rules? These stories explore the tensions that arise when the desire for personal fulfillment clashes with societies’ norms. The Gunpowder Trail and Other Stories (published 2003) In this collection of stories, characters step away from the status quo, blazing a trail of quiet self-destruction

The Claire Tham Collection

Claire Tham brings together 21 short stories from three collections, each reflecting her prowess as a storyteller whose deft hands mould stories to articulate her signature themes of rebellion and non-conformity.

Author: Claire Tham

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited

ISBN: 981430283X

Category: Short stories, Singaporean (English)

Page: 438

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Claire Tham brings together 21 short stories from three collections, each reflecting her prowess as a storyteller whose deft hands mould stories to articulate her signature themes of rebellion and non-conformity.

The Postcolonial Short Story

... short story collections describing life in a rapidly modernizing society. ... ethnic boundaries through personal relations; Claire Tham's collection, ...

Author: Maggie Awadalla

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137292087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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This book puts the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies and questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing on short fiction between 1975 and today – the period in which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies – it argues for a sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the form.

The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English

... of the Eurasian agricultural community set up in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, ... to be published, Claire Tham, would publish three short story collections, ...

Author: Associate Professor Department of English Language & Literature Rajeev S Patke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135257620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English traces the development of literature in the region within its historical and cultural contexts. This volume explores creative writing in English across different genres and media, establishing connections from the colonial activity of the early modern period through to contemporary writing across Southeast Asia, focusing especially on the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. In this critical guide, Rajeev S. Patke and Philip Holden: interweave text and context through the history of creative writing in the region examine language use and variation, making use of illuminating examples from speech, poetry and fictional prose trace the impact of historical, political and cultural events engage with current debates on national consciousness, globalization, modernity and postmodernism provide useful features including a glossary, further reading section and chapter summaries. Direct and clearly written, this Concise History guides readers through key topics while presenting a unique, original synthesis of history and practice in Southeast Asian writing in English. It is the ideal starting point for students and all those seeking a better understanding of Southeast Asian literatures and cultures.

Singapore Literature and Culture

Important short story collections continued to be published, from Claire Tham's Fascist Rock: Stories of Rebellion (1990) through Alfian Sa'at's Corridor ...

Author: Angelia Mui Cheng Poon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315307749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider global audience for the first time, embedding it more closely within literary developments worldwide. Drawing upon postcolonial studies, Singapore studies, and critical discussions in transnationalism and globalization, essays unearth and introduce neglected writers, cast new light on established writers, and examine texts in relation to their specific Singaporean local-historical contexts while also engaging with contemporary issues in Singapore society. Singaporean writers are producing work informed by debates and trends in queer studies, feminism, multiculturalism and social justice -- work which urgently calls for scholarly engagement. This groundbreaking collection of essays aims to set new directions for further scholarship in this exciting and various body of writing from a place that, despite being just a small ‘red dot’ on the global map, has much to say to scholars and students worldwide interested in issues of nationalism, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, neoliberalism, immigration, urban space, as well as literary form and content. This book brings Singapore literature and literary criticism into greater global legibility and charts pathways for future developments.

Beyond the Postcolonial

Even Suchen Christine Lim's recent collection Lies that Build a Marriage (2007) ... Claire Tham published Fascist Rock: Stories of Rebellion (1990).

Author: Emma Dawson Varughese

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230300965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Methodology and overview of findings: stories as data? -- Cameroon: (Fr)Anglophone? -- Nigeria: Generation Y -- Uganda: the power of the pen -- Kenya: rifts apart -- Malaysia: Bahasa Manglish(es) -- Singapore: mad about Singlish -- India: emerging economy, emerging literature.

Singapore Literature in English

Tham , Claire . The gunpowder trail & other stories . Singapore : Times Editions ,
2003. 271 p . Notes : Short stories in this collection won the SPH - NAC (
Singapore Press Holdings - National Arts Council ) Golden Point Award in 1999
and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072800306

Category: Creative writing

Page: 280

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Asian Profile

Claire Tham A very private person , not much is publicly known of the details of
Claire Tham's young life . ... youngsters populate the pages of Fascist Rock :
Stories of Rebellion ( 1990 ) , Claire Tham's first published collection of short
stories .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121648625

Category: Asia

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The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories

Claire Tham THE WOMAN STOOD in the supermarket aisle, looking at the judge. Just looking at him, with her prominent, slightly rheumy eyes.

Author: Jason Erik Lundberg

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 9789814655118

Category: Literary Collections

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The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two gathers twenty-four of the finest stories from Singaporean writers published in 2013 and 2014, selected from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections. These pieces examine life in Singapore, as well as beyond its borders to Toronto, California, Shanghai, Andhra Pradesh, Pyongchon and Paris, as well as to the distant past and the far future. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s introduction and an extensive list of honourable mentions for further reading.

Saving the Rainforest and Other Stories

Claire Tham. " I believe in the sanctity of the ordinariness of everyday life :
beyond its charmed boundaries lies confusion . ... only to discover his mysterious
lifestyle seals her isolation In this , Claire Tham ' s second collection of short
stories ...

Author: Claire Tham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040690748

Category: Rain forests

Page: 149

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Our Lives to Live

collection, Crossing Your Chopsticks and Other Poems, in 1993, and to date has published My City, My Canvas (1999); Contouring (2004) ... Claire Tham (b.

Author: Kanwaljit Soin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814641999

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Our Lives to Live: Putting a Woman's Face to Change in Singapore explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years; how women, from all sectors of society, have helped to shape the Singapore we know today. The 31 chapters, some with a more academic slant, others with a distinctly personal tone, reflect the rich diversity and depth of women's contributions to Singapore's evolution in the last half century, and also point to the problematical areas that still need attention. The perspectives in this book are provided by three generations of women, and they put a human face — the woman's face — to the tremendous changes in Singapore society over the past 50 years. The authors include some of Singapore's most accomplished women in many different fields — Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, political scientist and diplomat Chan Heng Chee, global women's activist Noeleen Heyzer, sociologist and politician Aline Wong, food ambassador Violet Oon, sports legend Pat Chan, law lecturer and playwright Eleanor Wong, and novelist Meira Chand. Contents:Fifty Years of Change and Struggle for Equality (Aline Wong)Women and an Age-Friendly Singapore (Angelique Chan)A Home-schooling in Financial Fitness (Audrey Chin)Preparing Our Children for the Future (Carmee Lim)My Life to Live (Chan Heng Chee)My Choices (Choo Wai Hong)Where Will Women Be in 50 Years? (Chye Shu Wen)The Coming Out of the Political Singaporean (Constance Singam)I'd Rather Be a Good Wife Than a Good Woman (Eleanor Wong)Street Smarts and Social Enterprise (Elim Chew)Women in Labour (Evelyn S Wong)Nurturing Nature (Geh Min)Cooking for Their Country (Gretchen Liu)We Must Have Women in Parliament (Halimah Yacob)Singapore Style (Jennifer Schoon)The Woeful Wombs of Singapore (Kanwaljit Soin and Margaret Thomas)The Gifted Who Discern and Say It for Us (Koh Tai Ann)Violence Against Women — From Shadows to Sanctuaries (Kokila Annamalai)Mothering and Parenting: The Superwoman Myth (Lai Ah Eng)Women in the Singapore Economy — The Inequalities Continue (Linda Y C Lim)Sing Women! (Madeleine Lee)Singapore's Women's Charter: Revolution or Evolution? (Malathi Das)Meetings with Remarkable Women — The Making of Lim Mei Lan (Meira Chand)Beyond Diplomacy — Women Creating Change Through the United Nations (Noeleen Heyzer)The Power of Sport (Pat Chan)Women of Faith and Advocacy (Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew)The Women in My Life: Ages of Wisdom (Renyung Ho)Domestic Labour in Singapore — The Long Road (Siti Nadzirah Samsudin and Braema Mathi)Childbearing in Singapore — Do We Have Real Choices? (Teo You Yenn)Two Sex Workers Speak (Vanessa Ho)A Woman's (Man's) Place is in the Kitchen (Violet Oon)Our Journey, Our History — The Milestones in the Path of Women in Singapore Readership: Southeast Asian and Singaporean history students; members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the trajectory of Singaporean women's struggles, contributions, and status over the past 50 years. Key Features:A vibrant and compelling collection of perspectives — some provocative, some a touch irreverent, all thoughtful and relevant — by women about women and their role and contributions to SingaporeAppealingly designed by well-known artist and illustrator, PK Cheng — with hand-drawn colour caricatures of each authorPart of the World Scientific Publishing 50 years of Singapore collection celebrating Singapore's half-century of independenceKeywords:Women;Singapore;50 Years pf Independence in Singapore;Ageing;Population;Fertility;Economy;Entrepreneurship;Labour Movement;Domestic Work;Civil Society;Women's Charter;Law;Sex Workers;Politics;International Diplomacy;Education;Singapore Literature;Food;Fashion;Culture;Sports;Religion

The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

... including a fairly extensive collection of poetry by writers such as Goh ... writers such as Philip Jeyaretnam, Claire Tham, Adrian Tan and Simon Tay.

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351847353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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A much-cited and highly influential text by Alastair Pennycook, one of the world authorities in sociolinguistics, The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language explores the globalization of English by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied linguistics, and its relationships to the global spread of teaching practices. Nine chapters cover a wide range of key topics including: international politics colonial history critical pedagogy postcolonial literature. The book provides a critical understanding of the concept of the ‘worldliness of English’, or the idea that English can never be removed from the social, cultural, economic or political contexts in which it is used. Reissued with a substantial preface, this Routledge Linguistics Classic remains a landmark text, which led a much-needed critical and ideologically-informed investigation into the burgeoning topic of World Englishes. Key reading for all those working in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and World Englishes.

Asian Survey

... critical comparison with contemporary concerns , the young short - story writer ,
Claire Tham , speaks out very clearly . Her first collection , Fascist Rock and
Other Stories , was published in 1990 , and the title story , “ Fascist Rock , ”
implicitly ...

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ISBN: UOM:39076001522155

Category: Asia

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Modern Literature of ASEAN

Set in modern Singapore , and resembling in some respects a bildungsroman ,
Dream follows the growth and ... Tay's Stand Alone ( 1990 ) and Claire Tham's
Fascist Rock : Stories of Rebellion ( 1990 ) were likewise collections of short
fiction .

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ISBN: UOM:39015052201160

Category: Literature

Page: 237

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Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia

During the 1980s and 1990s , a number of new writers of serious short fiction
emerged , adding to the collections by ... One is Fascist Rock : Stories of
Rebellion ( 1990 ) , the debut collection of the young Singaporean author Claire
Tham .

Author: Teri Shaffer Yamada

Publisher: Association for Asian Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015080734448

Category: Short stories, Southeast Asian

Page: 358

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia surveys the historical and cultural significance of modern short fiction in nine Southeast Asian nations--Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Written in an accessible style, without jargon, this book will be of great interest to students of modern literature and general readers interested in Southeast Asia as well as scholars of East and South Asia who wish to compare the literary developments of those areas to Southeast Asia. The interdisciplinary approach suggests that literature has made a significant contribution to the social and political history of the region, and the authors address topics of significance to scholars of numerous disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, history, literature, political science, and sociology.

Writing Singapore

Claire Tham was born in 1967. She was educated in Singapore before reading Law at Oxford University. She has published three collections of short stories, ...

Author: Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971694586

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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A comprehensive historical anthology of English-language literary works from Singapore. It attempts to place the texts that have imagined the territory and the people who are now recognizably Singaporean in a historical narrative, to be read, studied, critiqued and treasured.

The Journal of Commonwealth Literature

Catherine Lim's only published fictional work during the year under review , for
example , was a collection of ghost stories , The Howling ... Among more
established authors of fiction , Claire Tham and Catherine Lim should be
mentioned .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00597734I

Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

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One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.

Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English

Younger fiction writers such as Claire Tham, Tan Mei Ching and Hwee Hwee Tan focus ... Wong May was a pioneer in the publication of individual collections.

Author: Eugene Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134468478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1676

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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

Solidarity

Notes : " Thumboo's 1984 comments on the position of collections focus more on
conflicts generated by English and the ... that the * Notable examples are Claire
Tham's short story younger Singapore writers will forge a national lit- collection ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822025421298

Category: Philippines

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Voyages d Ibn Batoutah

Il possède deux réservoirs contenant de l'eau douce et claire. ... Nous marchâmes de nouveau, et fîmes halte aux deux Haïtham, où il y a deux réservoirs ...

Author: Ibn Batuta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108044080

Category: History

Page: 500

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This four-volume edition of the Arabic text of the Journey of the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta (1304-68/9), with a French translation, was published in 1853-8 as part of the 'Collection d'ouvrages orientaux' of the French Société Asiatique. In 1325, Ibn Battuta, who came from a family of Islamic jurists in Tangier, set out to make the pilgrimage to Mecca - the beginning of a journey that would last for twenty-four years and take him as far as China. In Volume 1, he describes his departure from Tangier, and his journey via Tunis to Egypt, where he travelled to Cairo, planning to reach a Red Sea port and sail to Arabia. The route was closed, so he returned to Cairo and travelled from there to Damascus, taking in the holy places of Palestine en route. Having finally reached Medina and Mecca, he decided to travel on, to Najaf (in present-day Iraq).