Others is Not a Race - book talk by Melissa de Silva


Catch author Melissa de Silva read excerpts from her book Others is Not a Race, and embark on a journey to explore what it means to exist at the confluence of being Singaporean and Eurasian.

This talk is presented together with the Eurasian Association for Armenian Street Party - Balik Kampong 2.0.

About Melissa de Silva

Melissa De Silva is the author of Others is Not a Race, published by Math Paper Press (2017). Her fiction and nonfiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3, Singapore Quarterly Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction. She is currently writing a historical novel set in Singapore. She has worked as a journalist and a book editor. Melissa is Singapore's Education Ambassador for the global online creative writing platform for young people Write the World.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Armenian Street Party completely free?

All programmes are completely free, including free admission to the Peranakan Museum, Substation, and Singapore Philatelic Museum. But food, drinks, and items from our local designers are not free, so please bring along some cash, and support Singapore creatives.

How much will food and drinks cost?

We have a wide variety of food, from the usual nyonya cuisine and fusion hawker fare to old school cocktail drinks! Food items will cost about $3 and $10, and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic options) about $2 to $12.

What can I do there?

We have back to back performances on the main stage featuring stand-up comedian Deepak, an interactive Peranakan skit by True Blue, and local talents including The Pinholes, .gif, Joie, and Deborah Emmanuel. Avid photographer? Check out all six art installations, including Jalan Jamban featuring an interactive toilet by Substation, a giant calendar installation by wheniwasfour, a walk-in kaleidoscope called OH! Corak Corak, and a fashion display by LASALLE School of Fashion.

Is this programme suitable for families and children?

Yes! Joget Lambak in an award-winning Xtend Barre class with Upside Motion and Kenneth Francis or make your own pinhole camera or a linocut patterned fan. Too much? Check out the pasar malam featuring food, drinks, and knick knacks from local entrepreneurs, or sign up for these talks presented by the Eurasian Association.

Please find our corrected schedule below.

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Sat Apr 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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39 Armenian Street Singapore
Peranakan Museum