Book Launch of Burning Walls for Paper Spirits, by Ann Ang | Pagesetters Services

Others  |  Book Launch  |  English  |  30 min

10 Nov Wed 8pm - 8:30pm
location The Arts House - Play Den
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In an era of Marie Kondo and de-cluttering, the objects that we live with are the precious few that spark joy. Burning Walls for Paper Spirits is a collection about how everyday objects become invested with soul, and how we have in turn become thing-like amidst the mechanics of everyday living. While androids dream about electric sheep, we are electric sheep dreaming life into androids. We are trees who know ourselves only as paper, folded and burned. With whimsical meditations on why walls are like skin and why the rain in Singapore is capitalist, Ann Ang’s debut collection refreshes the edges of sentience dulled by an age of hot takes and commodification.

About the author

Ann Ang is a published writer of poetry and fiction and her work has appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, California Quarterly and the Jakarta Post. She is best-known as the author of Bang My Car (Math Paper Press, 2012), a Singlish-English collection of short stories. A co-editor of the literary anthologies Poetry Moves (2020) and Food Republic (2020), Ann is also the coordinating editor of PR&TA (Practice, Research & Tangential Activities), a new peer-reviewed journal of creative theory and practice in Southeast Asia.

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