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A translated work of flash fiction about an ant enthralled by its reflection in a water droplet.
Listen to a reading of the story in Mandarin by Neo Haibin:
Yeng Pway Ngon is one of Singapore’s most prolific Chinese-language writers, having published over 25 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, plays and literary criticism. He received the National Book Development Council of Singapore's Book Award in 1988, the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004, 2008 and 2012, and the S.E.A. Write Award in 2013. In 2003, Yeng received the Cultural Medallion for his contributions to literature in Singapore.
Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, produced by Tusitala and commissioned by National Arts Council.
Translated by Goh Beng Choo
Originally published by City Book Room
Music production by Artwave Studio
Music by Kin Leonn and Hiroshi Ebina A Secluded Channel
Illustrations by Josef Lee
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.