Many songs and stories have been written about how important mothers are to their children. But what story would you tell if you put pen to paper?
Perhaps things you had learned from her that made you who you are today. Perhaps express your gratitude for the sacrifices she had made for you. Or perhaps matters left unresolved that have since become a thorn in your relationship.
Insightful and heart-wrenching, packed with poignant anecdotes. These letters testify to the nurturing love that mothers have for their children.
In this collection of mini-essays edited by award-winning author Felix Cheong, sons and daughters write letters to their mother about their relationships and articulate what has often not been expressed.
Contributors include: Yeow Kai Chai, Gwee Li Sui, Wahid Al Mamum, William Phuan, Tania de Rozario, Jean Tan, Georgette Yu, Beverly Morata Grafton, Christine Chia, Lydia Kwa, Rose Marie Sivam, Sharda Harrison, Zuraidai Mohd, Cheryl Tan, Donna Tang, Nan Eliana, Irene Ng, Regina de Rozario, Jo-Anne Lee, Faith Ng
Felix Cheong is the author of 18 books across genres, from poetry to fiction, from children’s picture books to non-fiction. His works have been widely anthologised and nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000 by the National Arts Council, he holds a master’s in creative writing and is currently an adjunct lecturer with the National University of Singapore, Murdoch University, University of Newcastle and Curtin University.
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