'Endangered tigers connecting telepathically through time-travel; a guard’s ethical dilemma at a history museum; a slaughterhouse worker’s memories of his dead wife; a monochrome town upended by a wild watermelon…
'In This Desert, There Were Seeds is an intimate collection of past and future dreams, featuring exciting new and established literary voices from Western Australia and Singapore. From our shifting sense of community and identity, to our frustrations with existing political, social and economic structures — this anthology transcends boundaries and captures the persistence of ordinary lives in deserts literal and metaphorical.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:
Aviatrix by Choo Ruizhi
Reunion dinner by Chen Cuifen
The White Lotus : Sinking to the Bottom by Rajkumar Thiagaras
Contentment by Jinny Koh
The Blue Leopard by Marylyn Tan
Datuk's Home by Aishah Alhadad
Gently Burns the Crescent Moon by Heather Teo
Walking on Water by Arin Alycia Fong
A Minor Kalahari by Diana Rahim