Foreword Reviews

Books We've Reviewed by Tan Kheng Yeang

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Sauce of Life

"Sauce of Life" is a family saga set in 1930s British Malaya, where Lai Pek, a middle-aged Chinese businessman, leads a prosperous life with his wife and five children. Pleased... Read More

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Diverse Modes

This collection takes the building blocks of life—literally, a number of the chemical elements featured in the poems—and tries to make sense of them. For the most part, Tan... Read More

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“We need a universal language … A universal language cannot be made by spreading one of the current languages … It can properly be established with only a new language,... Read More

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Tan Kheng Yeang, who was born in former British Malaya and attended an English school there, is a poet of exuberance and diversity. His latest volume, following a free verse... Read More