Cha Review of Books & Films

Here, we present the reviews that will be published in a forthcoming issue of Cha.

from Issue 41—”Writing Singapore” (September 2018)

  • Al Lim reviews Daryl Lim Wei Jie’s A Book of Changes {Read}
  • Chloe Leong reviews Grace Chia’s The Wanderlusters {Read}
  • Samantha Toh reviews Cheryl Julia Lee’s We Were Always Eating Expired Things {Read}
  • Angus Whitehead reviews Jennifer Anne Champion’s Caterwaul {Read}
  • Paul Jerusalem reviews Ng Yi-Sheng’s A Book of Hims {Read}
  • Ann Ang reviews Sharlene Teo’s Ponti {Read}
  • Theophilus Kwek reviews Kirstin Chen’s Bury What We Cannot Take and Suchen Christine Lim’s The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong: Stories of the Unsung, Unsaid and Uncelebrated in Singapore {Read}
  • Ng Yi-Sheng review Kevin Martens Wong’s Altered Straits and JY Yang’s Tensorate Series {Read}
  • Angus Whitehead reviews Samuel Lee’s A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore {Read}
  • Patrick Jiang reviews Gwee Li Sui, Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate {Read}
  • Nina Powles reviews Grace Chia’s Mother of All Questions {Read}

from Issue 40—”Writing the Philippines” (July 2018)

  • Carolyn Lau reviews Alma Cruz Miclat’s Soul Searchers and Dreamers: Artists’ Profiles {Read}
  • Janice Tsang reviews Bending Without Breaking: Thirteen Women’s Stories of Migration and Resilience (edited by Monette Bichsel, Lenny Kaye Bugayong and Lily C. Fen) {Read}
  • Karlo Antonio Galay David reviews Mindanao Harvest 3: An Anthology of Retold Tales of Mindanao, edited by Christine Godinez-Ortega {Read}
  • Chloe Leung reviews Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon’s People in Panic {Read}
  • Goh Cheng Fai Zach reviews Johanna Michelle Lim’s What Distance Tells Us: Travel Essays about the Philippines {Read}
  • Natalia Delazari reviews Angelo R. Lacuesta’s Coral Cove and Other Stories, {Read}
  • Alfred A. Yuson reviews Francis C. Macansantos’s Snail Fever {Read}
  • Sandro Lau reviews David R. Brubaker’s Liberace’s Filipino Cousin {Read}
  • Christian Benitez reviews Charlie Samuya Veric’s Histories {Read}
  • Jennifer Mackenzie reviews Tim Tomlinson’s Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse {Read}
  • Jason G. Coe reviews Christopher B. Patterson’s Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific {Read}

from Issue 39 (April 2018)

  • Kate Rogers reviews Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong {Read}
  • Goh Cheng Fai Zach reviews Malachi Edwin Vethamani’s Complicated Lives and Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems, edited by Malachi Edwin Vethamani {Read}
  • Michael Tsang reviews Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s I Want to Go Home (translator: Miki Hawkinson) {Read}
  • Kevin Tan Kwan Wei reviews Warran Kalasegaran, Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy {Read}
  • Grace Chia reviews Jang Hoon’s A Taxi Driver (Taeksi Woonjunsa) {Read}
  • Matt Turner reviews Paul French’s Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day {Read}
  • Vivian Tang reviews Chung Man Yee’s And I Hate You So (Siu chan chan) {Read}
  • Wong Wen Pu reviews Boey Kim Cheng’s Gull Between Heaven and Earth {Read}
  • Brian Haman reviews Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s Lost Nostalgia (translated by Nazry Bahrawi) {Read}
  • Ilaria Maria Sala reviews Wu He’s Remains of Life (translated by Michael Berry) {Read}
  • Rochelle Potkar reviews Kate Rogers’ Out of Place {Read}
  • Matt Turner reviews Kaitlin Solimine’s Empire of Glass {Read}
  • Maja Milatovic reviews Lachlan Brown’s Lunar Inheritance {Read}
  • Jason S Polley reviews Henry Wei Leung’s Goddess of Democracy: An Occupy Lyric {Read}
  • Mark Stevenson reviews Poems of Lê Văn Tài, Nguyn Tôn Hit & Phan Quỳnh Trâm, edited by Nguyễn Hưng Quốc and Nhã Thuyên {Read}
  • Eleanor Goodman reviews Richard Berengarten’s Changing {Read}
  • Amanda Cattel reviews Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman {Read}

.from Issue 38—”Writing Hong Kong” (December 2017)

  • Nicholas Chan reviews Guy Sanderson Shirra’s The Accidental Prawn: “Interesting Times” – Policing 20th Century Hong Kong and Other Stories {Read}
  • Janice Tsang reviews Liu Waitong’s Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits {Read}
  • Liz Wan reviews Viki Holmes’ Girls’ Adventure Stories of Long Ago {Read}
  • Natalie Liu reviews Michael Kaan’s The Water Beetles {Read}
  • Michael Tsang reviews Antony Dapiran’s City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong {Read}
  • Abraham Overbeeke reviews Karen Fang’s Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film {Read}
  • Joyce Lau reviews Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng’s Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China {Read}
  • W.F. Lantry reviews Magnus Renfrew’s Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong’s Art World {Read}
  • Vivian Tang reviews Dung Kai-Cheung’s Cantonese Love Stories {Read}
  • Susan Blumberg-Kason reviews Chan Chi-fat’s Weeds on Fire (Dian wu bu) {Read}
  • Michael Tsang reviews PEN Hong Kong’s Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place {Read}
  • Jason Y. Ng reviews Ben Bland’s Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow {Read}
  • Ray Hecht reviews John Saeki’s The Tiger Hunters of Tai O {Read}
  • Mike Ingham reviews Xu Xi’s Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City {Read}
  • Jason S Polley reviews Christopher DeWolf’s Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong {Read}
  • Susan Blumberg-Kason reviews Joe Piscatella’s Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower {Read}
  • Karen Fang reviews Ann Hui’s Our Time Will Come and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk {Read}
  • Douglas Kerr reviews Chan Ho-Kei’s The Borrowed {Read}
  • Matt Turner reviews Simon Cartledge’s A System Apart {Read}