Rice Bowl

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Rice Bowl by Lim, Suchen Christine, 9789815084436
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  • ISBN: 9789815084436 | 9815084437
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/7/2023

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The first novel from Singapore Literature Prize Winner Suchen Christine Lim.A powerful story of young love and idealism set in Singapore in the 1960s, a time of political uncertainties and economic insecurity.

Young, passionate and idealistic, Sister Marie rejects the conformity of her first love, a Singaporean police inspector, and embraces the liberalism of her second love, an American missionary. Fresh into university, she leads a group of students to question the values of a nation gripped by fear of the government and loss of their rice bowl.

They organize a protest march against the Vietnam War, which leads to a riot, detention and deportation of the workers they try to help. In the midst of this, a student meets a tragic death, while a lecturer and a suspected Communist agent provocateur goes crazy in his attempts to radicalize the students-workers’ movement.
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