Take a short jog around the City Hall area, and you’ll still see remnants of our colonial past in our architecture, among other things. This week, we review the impact, myths and challenges of colonialism, along with some excellent articles from our Literary Journal.
- Read 4 new titles on the theme of Colonialism
- Haris discusses 3 great book series based on mythic tales
- Tarmidzi takes us through the unique approach of “Orientalism’s Interlocutors’
- And last but not least, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Professor Bilveer Singh, who recommends these books for Singaporean politics
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Haris discusses 3 great book series based on mythic tales – Organisations and individuals today continue to draw their inspiration from ancient mythology, be it through simple logos or grand works of art. In this week’s edition of our Literary journal, Haris discusses three great book series in which modern authors have successfully developed their own universe and thematic arches from similar mythic tales. To check out these legendary recommendations, head over to our website here.
Tarmidzi takes us through the unique approach of ‘Orientalism’s Interlocutors’ – The influence of Colonialism on society is a topic that has received much attention. Despite this, there is still much that needs to be unpacked with regards to the relationship between Colonial authorities and the Eastern other. In this week’s Book Review, Tarmidzi takes us through ‘Orientalism’s interlocutors: paintings, architecture, photography’ and its unique approach towards the study of Orientalism. Through analysing visual material such as paintings and photography, the Book aims to challenge the domination of Colonial authority and restore the agency of indigenous people. Link to the article here.
ReadNUS interviews Professor Bilveer Singh – A few weeks ago, ReadNUS Director Saishwar sat down with Professor Bilveer Singh of the NUS Political Science Department to ask him for some books that all Singaporean students should read. Prof Singh provided 6 books that he believes will provide students with a holistic understanding of Singaporean politics. More on our website here.