Post-Museum Fundraising Drive 2011
NEW BOOKS & CDS FOR SALE
 

We are raising funds in order to continue the work we have been doing so far. As an independent cultural and social space not funded by the government, we rely on individuals like yourself to sustain our various activities.

These books and CDs are all new; if you would like to purchase them, please come by to Post-Museum to pick them up.

Thank you.

 
SINGAPORE HISTORY AND CULTURE    
     

GE 2011: We Were There
by Cherian George (Ed)

Price: $11
Format: Paperback, 60 pages
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-981-08-8976-0

A magazine featuring photos of the General Elections 2011, including contributions by Tay Kay Chin, Bob Lee, Darren Soh, Edwin Kee and Jeff Chouw. Profits will be donated to Wee Kim Wee Legacy Fund at Nanyang Technological University.

 

Singapore Shifting Boundaries: Social Change in the Early 21st Century
by William S.W. Lim; Sharon Siddique; Tan Dan Feng

Price: $25
Format: Paperback, 245 pages
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9789-8140-2274-3

This book aims to depict the richly textured and nuanced fabric of social life in Singapore in the early 21st century, as Singaporeans live in a blur of shifting boundaries where past, present and future co-exist. 36 commentators, artists and activists of different ages and backgrounds share their views in stimulating and compact pieces that come in a variety of literary forms, including essays, novel and script excerpts, blog entries and presentations. These colourful pieces touch on identity, language, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, politics, memory, religion, geography, arts and activism, painting a picture of the complex and vibrant society that is Singapore today. Contributors include Alfian Sa'at, Nirmala PuruShotam, Tan Pin Pin, Chua Beng Huat, and Lucy Davis.

     

Paths Not Taken: Political Pluralism In Post-War Singapore
by Barr, Michael; Carl A. Trocki (Eds.)

Price: $38
Format: Paperback, 306 pages
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9789-9716-9378-7

Singapore's era of pluralism between the 1950s and 1970s is a largely overlooked part of the country's recent history. It was a time of extraordinary cultural, intellectual and political dynamism: students, labour unions, ambitious political contenders and representatives of the various ethnic communities all stepped forward to offer alternate visions of Singapore's future from across the entire political spectrum. They generated ideologies, priorities, perspectives and social visions such as mainstream "official" politics had never known before and has not seen seen since. Most of the papers in this volume were first presented at a conference organised by the Asian Research Institute of the National Univerrsity of Singapore in 2005. The contributions weave an alternative history to the "Singapore Story". They reveal a cast of significant players who offered real alternatives to the enduring PAP model and not the false starts they have often been portrayed as, thereby illuminating paths that were eventually not taken. This book will remind older Singaporeans of pages of pages from their past and provide a younger generation with a novel perspective of Singapore's past struggles.

 

May 13 Generation, The: The Chinese Middle Schools Student Movement And Singapore Politics In The 1950S
by Tan Jing Quee; Tan Kok Chiang Et Al (Eds.)

Price: $32
Format: Paperback, 372 pages
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9789-6758-3216-1

The May 13 Generation was the first belonging to the immigrant communities from China to grapple with the issues of being Malayan/Singaporean, breaking irrevocably with the received wisdoms of their elders, and in a political climate where their explorations were deemed to be subversive. This book comprises the recollections penned by the participants of the era of the 1950s, where their generation was in the forefront of the anti-colonial movement, and the work of academic researchers who have examined the historical framework and context of the period, as well as how it has been made to fit in to the country's mainstream history. The researchers have also examined the students' cultural expressions, whether it is in art, drama, dance or literature and found to be socially engaged, and grappling with the question of who they were as a people. The cultural explorations of that period have been forgotten or repudiated. It is revealing just how this amnesia and silence has become so set. It is also impossible to imagine the demands that age had put on this generation of youths.

     

The Long Nightmare: My 17 Years as a Political Prisoner
by Said Zahari

Price: $20
Format: Paperback, 186 pages
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9789-6761-1939-3

Said Zahari, formerly editor-in-chief of the Malay daily Utusan Melayu, was detained without trial in Singapore from 1963-1980. This is the second volume of his projected autobiographical trilogy and deals with the reasons why he was seen as a political threat, his sufferings in detention, his personal and political interactions with others involved both before and after his time in prison. Said Zahari has received the international Award for Press Freedom.

Available in three languages - English, Mandarin and Malay.

 

Beyond the Blue Gate: Recollections Of A Political Prisoner
by Teo Soh Lung

Price: $35
Format: Paperback, 392 pages
Published: 20011
ISBN: 9789-8108-8215-0

Singapore lawyer Teo Soh Lung has written this careful account of her experiences and feelings when detained in Whitley Detention Centre 21 from May 1987 to 6 September 1987, and from April 1988 to 1 June 1990. Accused of involvement in the alleged "Marxist Conspiracy", Soh Lung discusses many legal aspects of the case, including Singapore's banning of London QC Anthony Lester and her various Appeal attempts. She tells of the regime and her physical and emotional suffering, as well as the strategies and beliefs which enabled her to retain her integrity and balance in circumstances intended to subdue her. Relevant official documents are appended.

     

Singapore Women at the Helm
by Zhang Xina

Price: $10
Format: Paperback, 154 pages
Published: 1996
ISBN: 981-30-2994-3

"This book provides an intimate look into the lives of 30 leading women from various fields - education, community work, media production, retailing, hotel and catering, arts, health, beauty care, and politics. Their triumphs and tribulations are a source of encouragement."

 

Singapore Version 2.0
by Gerald Giam

Price: $20
Format: Paperback, 383 pages
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9789-8108-5274-0

Gerald Giam is a Singaporean socio-political blogger and activist. He has served as a foreign service officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Workers' Party's Central Executive Committee. Singapore version 2.0 is a comprehensive take on the important public issues of the day. Written with heartfelt honesty and candour, Giam examines and offers refreshing perspectives on the issues that affect Singaporeans. He also relates his personal journey from being a civil servant to a blogger and political party activist.

     

Singapore Rebel: Searching for Annabel Chong
by Gerrie Lim

Price: $18.50
Format: Paperback, 216 pages
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-981-4358-13-2

In 1995 in Los Angeles, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural rebellion to an extreme, on terms that had never been negotiated before. She set a new world record by having sex 251 times with a long line of men over a ten-hour period. This was recorded as The World’s Biggest Gangbang, and later scrutinized in the documentary film Sex: The Annabel Chong Story. Singapore Rebel by Annabelís longtime friend and confidante Gerrie Lim is the first serious inquiry into the fascinating persona of a seldom discussed, yet often secretly venerated, Asian celebrity.

   
     
SINGAPORE ART, PHOTOGRAPHY & THEATRE    
     

Road To Nowhere: The Quick Rise And The Long Fall Of Art History In Singapore
by TK Sabapathy

Price: $38
Format: Paperback, 38 pages
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9789-8108-5264-1

This edited lecture on the vicissitudes of art history and its study in Singapore was given in 2009 in connection with the National Institute of Education exhibition, "Artists and Educators". Professor T. K. Sabapathy tells of his own education and career as an art historian and of the often sad chequered history of art galleries and education in Singapore. Future policies and developments are also addressed. With inset black-and-white illustrations and references.

 

William Teo: His Work In Theatre
by Kuo Pao Kun & Sonny Lim

Price: $35
Format: Hard Cover, 95 pages
Published: 2003
ISBN: 981-4068-44-6

William Teo (1957-2001) was one of the pioneers of Singapore's English-language theatre in the 1980s and 1990s. While he made his mark initially through the peerless visual qualities of his staging, William's later works were pared down, more focused on people and character. He sought to communicate for contemporary audiences the otherworldly quality he found in Asian traditional performance, for ultimately, as Kuo Pao Kun has written in an introductory text, William Teo's work was an exploration of the spiritual qualities of theatre. This book, which also includes an essay by Sonny Lim, William's dramaturge since 1997, is offered as a documentation of William's work and theatre practice, and of his life, which was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 43.

     

The Artists Village: 20 Years On
by Kwok Kian Woon, Lee Wen (Eds.)

Price: $20
Format: Paperback, 86 pages
Published: 2009
ISBN: 981-08-1384-8

A collection of essays, news articles and photographs about Singapore's contemporary art group The Artists Village.

 

5 Plays from Third Stage
by Anne Lim and Chng Suan Tze

Price: $15
Format: Paperback, 129 pages
Published: 2004(?)
ISBN: 981-04-9421-1

A collection of Singaporean plays by a theatre group active in the 1980s.

     

Life Touching Moments
by Alex Soh

Price: $30
Format: Hard Cover, 112 pages
Published: 2007
ISBN: 978-981-05-8323-1

A book of inspiring photos.

 

The Sky I Wish to Share with You
by Han

Price: $38
Format: Soft Cover, 128 pages
Published: 2009
ISBN: 978-981-08-3356-5

A book of a collection of images and texts on limited edition self-made postcards sent by Han to his loved one from 2005-7.

     
SINGAPORE LITERATURE    
     

Capsule: A Dose of New Singaporean Writing
by Yujen Chang, Jennifer Teo

Price: $10
Format: Paperback, 120 pages
Published: 2000
ISBN: 981-04-2031-5

This is the first indie anthology of Singaporean writing -- nineteen new voices (young and old, ranting and restrained, daydreaming and sober) all channeled into one over-the-counter volume of prose and poetry.

 

Ceriph
Issue One

Price: $10
Format: Paperback, 116 pages
Published: 2010
ISSN: 2010-0973

Issue Two

Price: $10
Format: Paperback, 132 pages
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-7735-4

An independently run, quarterly book publication in Singapore which seeks to record and share Singaporean creative work in the form of prose, poetry, social commentaries, photography and visual art.

     
OTHER BOOKS    
     

Building Merdeka: Independence Architecture in Kuala Lumpur 1957-1966
by Lai Chee Kien

Price: $25
Format: Paperback, 137 pages
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9789-8397-3861-2

"Malaysia (then as Malaya) attained its Independence (Merdeka) in 1957. Within the first decade, ten national architctural projects were commissioned and constructed in and around Kuala Lumpur. This book describes the historical contexts, considerations and processes leading to their design and realization."

 

Unlearn Reality (Art Projects 1985-2010)
by Jes Brinch

Price: $75
Format: Paperback
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-6757-7

The monograph of one of Denmark's most prolific and provocative artist, Jes Brinch.

     

WTFABC
by Chong Chun Mo

Price: $15
Format: Paperback, 49 pages
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9789-8108-4179-9

WTFABC ruminates on the alphabetical, grammatical and assorted English syntax of the rigid English form through the world of a decidedly Chinese-speaking individual. Every word is a character. A character with a tale to share. Like how Tomorrow persistently arrives too late. And Idiot is one hot mama. Refreshing, compelling and definitively honest, WTFABC is no social commentary but a 49-page journey into an age-old truth of English as we know it.

 

What If I'm Gay: A Coming Out Guide
by Sayoni

Price: $12
Format: Paperback,
Published: 2010
ISBN:

A guide for people of all ages and genders, who have ever asked themselves the question "what if i am gay?".

     
SINGAPORE MUSIC CDS    
     

Sometimes Next Galaxy
by The Analog Girl
Price: $15

The TV is On
by The Analog Girl
Price: $15

Blank Walls
by The Observatory
Price: $15

 

Arranged Accidents
by Nick Tan
Price: $15

Awaken the Dreamer
by Cove Red
Price: $12

     
     
 
 
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Latest update: 0408 on 06 July 2011