In collaboration with BooksActually, NTU CCA Singapore will organize a special book presentation focused on the series Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places / Balik Kampung 2B: Contemplations. Edited by Verena Tay, the collection brings together commissioned texts by a series of authors who address their experience of living in different parts of Singapore.
The book presentation situates itself as a counterpoint in the context of Paradise Lost. It will produce a shift from reflections of homeland as perceived from afar to engagement with an immediate environment through Balik Kampung stories.
BooksActually (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specializing in Fiction and Literature.
After twenty-five years of theatre-making and three published collections of plays, Verena Tay now deals with fiction. During 2012, she edited the original Balik Kampung anthology and A Monsoon Feast.