Singapore – a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927 and three young people are starting to question whether this in between island can ever truly be their home.
Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions; Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British; Raj fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman.
A Different Sky is published by Harvill Secker and is set against the backdrop of pre-Independence Singapore.
3 Dec 2010, 7pm @ Earshots, the Arts House
Join the Singapore Book Club for ‘A Different Sky’ by Meira Chand on 3 Dec 2010. The author and Dr Koh Tai Ann from NTU speak at the event which is facilitated by Deepika Shetty.
More information can be found at the Book Council’s site here. To register, email to email@example.com.
The programme is presented by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and the Arts House.