ReadNUS Issue 43

JAN 2022 | ISSUE 43
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

South America is an incredibly diverse region,with a vibrant culture stemming back with diverse cultural traditions, which can be traced back to the pre-colonial period. In this edition of the newsletter, we introduce four titles that help you understand the history and politics of the continent.

This Week’s Reads:
South American Politics & History

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The American independence movements emerged from distinctive settings and produced divergent results, but they were animated by similar ideas.

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Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos delves into the history of South America to understand the rise and fall of the so-called ‘progressive governments’.

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Addressing a complex issue in contemporary African politics, this volume will be of use to students and scholars interested in African studies, African politics, human rights, migration, history, law and development.

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While the state strives to divorce its national image from narcoterrorism, the media has found a new marketable commodity in Colombia and abroad.
Literary Journal
We publish original articles written by our team that cover a range of topics from the trendiest authors to books, reading news and more! Simply put, Lirra’s Literary Journal is your go-to publication for all things reading.

Ancient Stories Retold

I was never a bookworm –  A reflection on Shannon’s journey towards loving to read.

In this week’s article, Shannon Ling discusses her personal journey towards her love of reading. Despite never being an avid reader as a child, she is now a literature major at NUS. Want to pick up reading yourself? To find more tips on how to pick up reading as a hobby, head over to our website now!

Ancient Stories Retold

The Keeper of Stories – Abigail explores the fascinating world created by local author Suffian Hakim.

In this Singlit book, lovers of historical fiction and magical realism will be brought into a world filled with tears of laughter and sadness. To read Abigail’s review of this magical story, head over to our website now!

Ancient Stories Retold

The Last Lecture – A father’s parting words to his children.

If tomorrow was our last day, how would we want to be remembered?

Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer and given only a few months to live. The Last Lecture was written to impart life lessons to his three young children. Along the way, these lessons have also changed the lives of many.

Daphne shares how these lessons have impacted her life and how it can impact yours too. To read more, head over to our website now!

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