Book Launch of Singapore at Home: Life across Lines, edited by Pallavi Narayan and Iman Fahim Hameed | Kitaab International

Others  |  Book Launch  |  English  |  30 min

9 Nov Tue 6:30pm - 7pm
location The Arts House - Play Den
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Stories from Singapore at Home: Life across Lines offer a rare glimpse into the lives of a diverse cross-section of the island-state’s residents, and invite us into their most intimate space—home. Immigrants, migrants, expats, settled generations bring us into their bedrooms, balconies, kitchens and other spaces, their heartaches, traumas, dreams and desires. In so doing, they reshape their life experiences and their relationships with those whom they share their home.

About the editors

Pallavi Narayan is a PhD in Literature and holds a Diploma in Creative Writing. She has worked in academia and book publishing in Singapore and India, and has facilitated writing workshops in Southeast and South Asia throughout her career. In 2018 she was named the first Frankfurt Fellow from Singapore to the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme. She has presented talks, been an advisor on or moderated panels at Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore Book Council, Singapore Book Publishers Association, Singapore Art Book Fair, ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Writers Festival Singapore, Sing Lit Station, Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore, and Singapore University of Technology and Design, among other forums.

She has performed spoken word at Word Forward, Destination: INK and Thithikude: Tamil Open Mic in Singapore, and Red Room Taipei in Taiwan. Her short stories, poetry, articles, and book and performance reviews have been published in anthologies including Asingbol: An Archeology of the Singaporean Poetic Form (2017) and SingPoWriMo 2015 and literary journals, magazines and platforms including Kitaab, Art Republik, Passage Magazine: Friends of the Museums Singapore, We Are A Website, Jala and Esplanade Singapore. Her watercolours and photographs have appeared in Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Nightingale & Sparrow, Goats Milk Magazine, Analogies and Allegories Literary Magazine and The Lumiere Review.

Iman Fahim Hameed has worked for over a decade in the life sciences, and has an avid interest in writing, public health and the social sciences. Her first published work, a short collection of vignettes titled Colomboscapes, is featured in Issue 7: Tropical/Torrid of online literary and art journal We Are A Website (2017). She experiments with synesthetic writing, vignettes and world Englishes to capture the dynamism of place and person. She has performed spoken word twice at Thithikudhe: Tamil Open Mic Night.

In 2018, she conceptualised and directed Ungender Home, a conversation on gendered spaces of home through performative, literary and visual art, at Aliwal Art Centre. The event involved the collaboration of writers, artists and classical Indian dancers. In 2020, her poem was featured in UNMASKED: Reflections on Virus-time curated by Shamini Flint. She is a trend reporter and public health contributor for the UK-based charity Public Health Pathways (formerly Cov360), and is completing her Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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