Right of the Soil (Chapbook)

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“What haunts me is not the ghosts that reputedly roam the second floor of the E&O Hotel, but the 44-year-old hawker who got buried under the road that we’re speeding across...”

The phrase “right of the soil” refers to the unconditional right of a person born within the territory of a country to be conferred citizenship. In this collection of 22 poems, Singapore poet Yong Shu Hoong explores final resting places and issues of belongingness and birthright, even as the city-state marks its 50th year of independence.

Other titles in the series:

The Cuckoo Conundrum by Grace Chia
Singapore Notebook & Blessed Isle by George Szirtes
Saint by Jean Tay
Belfast by Timothy O’Grady                            


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