We’re thrilled to share with you today another premiere at NTM: the first part of our special feature on Singapore literature in translation curated by William Phuan and Dan Feng Tan from the Select Centre—highlighting works of poetry originally written in Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. Together with English, these four official languages reflect Singapore’s major ethnic groups and its history as a British colony. The second part of the special feature will focus on prose at the end of the month.
Our friends at the Select Centre are celebrating their own Translation Month in Singapore, joining forces with us in September in our trans-continental and trans-cultural project. We thank William Phuan and Dan Feng Tan for guest editing and the Select Centre for its support.
We’d love to hear from you! Let us know how you like our posts, or attend one of our events throughout September. Open your heart to new experiences and the beauty of the world, and celebrate its cultures and new voices with us using #NTM2017. Happy National Translation Month!
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman