Where I Was: A Memoir About Forgetting and Remembering

 Where I Was: A Memoir About Forgetting and Remembering is a rich, entertaining and compelling account of the life of an extraordinary woman. In a land of many cultures, many races, many religions; in a state where politics and public policies impinge, sometimes callously, on the daily lives of its denizens, Constance Singam is an individual marginalised many times over by her status as a woman, an Indian, a widow and a civil society activist.

Through humorous and moving accounts, Constance captures in words the images of the people, places and events that are the source of her most powerful memories. These images are connected to key turning points in her personal journey, set against or within the context of important historical events. In this reissue of her 2013 memoir, Constance reflects on current advocacy movements and on the events that led to the AWARE saga that would shape the rest of her life.

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“Constance Singam is the mother of civil society. She has inspired many generations of civil society activists and has provided invaluable historical perspectives and relevance to work we do on the ground. Her boundless energy has been responsible for numerous projects and initiatives that have shaped Singapore’s civil society today.” —Alvin Tan, Founder and Artistic Director, The Necessary Stage

“Connie is an inspiration to all activists; on the one hand, she personifies calm, sensitive grace, and on the other hand, she exudes steely, indefatigable determination. I always feel humbled when I’m around her.” —Siew Kum Hong, Former Nominated Member of Parliament


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