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little red comma fuses Singapore fiction and literature with new media, comprising digital adaptations of six diverse literary works that span the genres of poetry and short fiction, and featuring the following writers: Arthur Yap, Latha, Melissa De Silva, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Samuel Lee and Yeng Pway Ngon.
From the end of August to November 2020, a new work will be released every fortnight on Esplanade Offstage, featuring original soundscapes and illustrations by Singapore artists and creatives. The works by Latha, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed and Yeng Pway Ngon appear in English translation, and are read in their original languages, in audio recordings by Singapore actors and voice talents.
Commissioned by the National Arts Council, little red comma is produced by digital publisher Tusitala and presented by Esplanade. It is part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign that brings together the best of Singapore’s arts and culture digital offerings to be enjoyed and experienced, anytime and anywhere.
31 Aug: Kavadi by Latha | See more
14 Sep: The Ant and His Ocean by Yeng Pway Ngon | See more
28 Sep: The Gift by Melissa De Silva | See more
12 Oct: Nightjar by Arthur Yap | See more
26 Oct: Prophetic Vision of Next Week’s Grain Consumption Patterns by Samuel Lee | See more
9 Nov: Resolution by Mohamed Latiff Mohamed | See more
Singapore literature, reimagined. little red comma comprises digital adaptations of six diverse literary works by Arthur Yap, Latha, Melissa De Silva, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Samuel Lee and Yeng Pway Ngon, released from Aug to Nov 2020, as well as stories, essays and podcasts inspired by these literary works.