The perfect plan for booklovers!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Me Migrant - cover

Me Migrant

Md Mukul Hossine

Publisher: Ethos Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Me Migrant features the poems of Md Mukul Hossine – poems originally written in Bengali by Mukul, transcreated by Singapore poet Cyril Wong based on English translations by Fariha Imran and Farouk Ahammed. It represents the voice of hope and inclusiveness, of longing and dreaming, of service and heart. 
  
This collection was born of the friendship between volunteers of community clinic HealthServe and foreign construction workers. Dr Tan Lai Yong, a volunteer medical doctor at Healthserve and his team of medical students from National University of Singapore (NUS) were inspired by their experiences and Mukul's poems to respond with some writings of their own. 
  
The poetry within these pages makes us see farther, think deeper, and listen. In listening, let us cross these borders. 
  
  
Reader Reviews: 
  
"In Singapore, migrant workers are too often painted as either troublemakers or victims: faceless laborers without individuality or dignity. This book changes that." 
—Ng Yi-Sheng, writer, author of Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience 
"Hossine's poetry is the result of his emotion that he expresses in simple verses without any lofty ideas or unique images." 
—Golam Sarwar Chowdhury, Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language & Literature 
  
"In rewriting and editing the rough translations of what were essentially raw but passionately honest versifications, the colloquial directness of 'Me Migrant' kept coming back to haunt me…" 
– Cyril Wong 
  
"Along the way, our volunteers have grown to appreciate the resilience of the foreign workers who come to our island home, their devotion to and love for their own families left behind in their homeland. Our respect for their labour in building Singapore grew.  Along the way, we also learnt about the many talents that they have. Talents that lay hidden behind their construction helmets and protective visors; talents that remain hidden because of our stereotyping." 
– Dr Tan Lai Yong

Other books that might interest you

  • Betting on the Muse - cover

    Betting on the Muse

    Charles Bukowski

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.
    Show book
  • Play the Piano - cover

    Play the Piano

    Charles Bukowski

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Play the Piano introduces Charles Bukowski's poetry from the 1970s. He leads a life full of gambling and booze but also finds love. These poems are full of lechery and romance as he struggles to mature.
    Show book
  • The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps - cover

    The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

    Charles Bukowski

    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.
    Show book
  • Come On In! - cover

    Come On In!

    Charles Bukowski

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    another comeback 
    climbing back up out of the ooze, out ofthe thick black tar,rising up again, a modernLazarus.you're amazed at your goodfortune.somehow you've had morethan your share of secondchances.hell, accept it.what you have, you have.you walk and look in the bathroommirrorat an idiot's smile. you know your luck.some go down and never climb back up.something is being kind to you.you turn from the mirror and walk into theworld.you find a chair, sit down, light a cigar.back from a thousand warsyou look out from an open door into the silentnight.Sibelius plays on the radio.nothing has been lost or destroyed.you blow smoke into the night,tug at your rightear.baby, right now, you've got itall.
    Show book
  • The Last Night of the Earth Poems - cover

    The Last Night of the Earth Poems

    Charles Bukowski

    • 1
    • 23
    • 0
    Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.
    Show book
  • Love is a Dog From Hell - cover

    Love is a Dog From Hell

    Charles Bukowski

    • 7
    • 195
    • 0
    A classic in the Bukowski poetry canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
    Show book