Futurism and Mysticism: The Evolution of Malay Speculative Fiction in Singapore

Conversations  |  General  |  English  |  1 hr

7 Nov Sun, 5pm - 6pm
Festival Pass  - $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Chamber
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What kind of magic lies in the stories we pass down to one another, and what do we hide in them? How has Malay speculative fiction evolved over time? Join writers Nazry Bahrawi, Nuraliah Norasid and nor as they discuss the ways spec-fic writers have re-imagined the future, afterlife, and spirits in their works, and how these alternative fictions point to a larger commentary on the Malay minority experience in Singapore.

This programme is co-presented with Ethos Books and is in English.

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Writers / Presenters



Nabilah Said is a playwright, editor and poet. Her play ANGKAT (2019) won Best Original Script at the 2020 Life Theatre Awards. She is the founder of playwright collective Main Tulis Group, and is the editor of Southeast Asian arts publication ArtsEquator.