Me Migrant by Md Mukul Hossine

Me migrant Live overseas Thousand thousand miles away Me migrant Beyond borders Mislaying smiles Dawn to dusk then dawn again Found this gem nestled amidst rows of books by familiar local writers at the Singapore Literature Book Fair held at Booktique just a couple of weeks ago. Me Migrant is a book of poems that center around the theme of loneliness, longing, and … Continue reading Me Migrant by Md Mukul Hossine

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The Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum

When Melati Lum reached out to me on IG, I fangirled a little. OK I lied - I couldn't sleep for the night, wildly anticipating her book to arrive on the shores of Singapore! This Australian-based author (and Jill of all Trades), puts a refreshing twist to the oft-portrayed cool-headed, broodingly pensive, crime-busting detective, enigmatic Sherlock … Continue reading The Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet is officially one of my favourite reads. It is, as the self-explanatory title suggests, an array of letters to an aspiring poet named Mr Kappus. Relatable, wise, contemplative reflections and advices are aplenty. I'll share the few which resonates with me and list my own thoughts under each, so I can go back to them … Continue reading Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke