From the poems of a young boy who cannot speak to untold stories of rural life in Myanmar, a new series by Singapore publisher Ethos Books is distilling young voices not usually heard in the literary canon into slim reads that it hopes will “knock your socks off in the span of a train ride”.
Romance is a genre about women, by women and pored over by women – in the United States, 84% of readers of the genre are female, according to Romance Writers of America (RWA). It’s a US$1bil (RM4.1bil) industry, and 35% of romance book buyers have been reading them for 20 years or more, according to
“… NO one puts their children in a boat,” writes Somali-British poet Warsan Shire in her poem Home, “unless the water is safer than the land”. This is why Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini (pictured above), like so many people fleeing war-torn homelands nowadays, got into the boat that would become the scene which defined her