Brown is Redacted: Reflecting on Race in Singapore
By Kristian-Marc James Paul, Mysara Aljaru and Myle Yan Tay
Essays, poems, and academic works from a host of brown individuals in Singapore to reclaim and reshape their narrative through celebration, joy, and vulnerability
Brown is Redacted: Reflecting on Race in Singapore responds to, expands on and questions what we think we know about the lived experiences of minority-raced people in Singapore.
Inspired by Brown Is Haram, a performance-lecture on minority-race narratives staged at The Substation in 2021, this anthology reflects on how brownness is constructed, sidelined, but also celebrated in this nation-state.
Through a combination of essays, academic works, poems, and stories by brown individuals, Brown is Redacted both attempts to and fails to create a singular brown experience. What this anthology does produce instead, is a moving and expressive work of solidarity and vulnerability.
Wint Shwe Sin
Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)
Durva Gautam Kamdar
Paul M. Jerusalem
Jaryl George Solomon
Mish’aal Syed Nasar
Ashwin Ram Saravanan
Roshrin D/O Abdul Azees
Muhammad Ashyur, Interviewed by Femi
Zakir Hossain Khokan