Farquhar

Farquhar

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by Joshua Ip

Synopsis

Singaporeans are familiar with the popular mythos of Sir Stamford Raffles, sole and exclusive founder of modern Singapore, who called a bustling port into being with his mighty hand, where only a sleepy fishing village stood before. Some may also recall the bumbling idiot William Farquhar, who could not even be trusted to oversee the colony and execute Raffles’ clear plan for a few short years. This ebook attempts to correct this myth and re-establish Farquhar’s significant role vis-à-vis Raffles in the founding of Singapore and its early years (1819-1821), via the colorful medium of rhyming verse.

About the Author

Joshua Ip is a poet, editor, and literary organiser. He has published four poetry collections and edited eight anthologies. He has won the Singapore Literature Prize, Golden Point Award, and received the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council (Singapore) in 2017. He founded Sing Lit Station, an over-active literary charity that runs community initiatives including SingPoWriMo, Manuscript Bootcamp, poetry.sg and several workshop groups. www.joshuaip.com

About the Artist

Denise Nicole Yap is a Singapore-based illustrator and designer. She graduated from School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) and later on from the School of Arts, Design, and Media (ADM). Since graduating, Denise has worked with a variety of clients, creating book covers, to wall murals, to comics and posters. She currently works full time with the creative studio Tell Your Children. Her drawings have vivid detail and strong ink work, bringing energy to each illustration. Her favourite pastime includes reading comics, drinking cappuccino, watching Youtube videos, analysing films she has never watched before, and hugging her two very round corgis. www.behance.net/deniseardenise

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ISBN: 978-981-14-2705-3 (e-book)
Published: 2020

Extent: 32