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Reviewing the two volumes of Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs, The Singapore Story (1998) and From Third World to First - the Singapore Story 1965-2000 (2000), and noting the pivotal role Lee has played in the building of the nation, Haskell observes a theme of protest and internationalism in the writing of the younger generation of Singaporean poets; a rejection of the authoritarianism with which Singapore has been governed.

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    y Resistance and Reconciliation : Writing in the Commonwealth Bruce Bennett (editor), Susan Cowan (editor), Jacqueline Lo (editor), Satendra Nandan (editor), Jennifer Webb (editor), Canberra : Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies , 2003 Z1016546 2003 anthology criticism Twenty-seven essays which 'raise important questions about race, class, gender, religion, politics and aesthetics in the lives of individuals and societies' and focus 'on writing as an act of resistance ... and also as a possible agent of reconciliation.' (Introduction, p.xi) Canberra : Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies , 2003 pg. 236-247
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