A Tapestry of Colours 1: Stories from Asia

ISBN 9789814928724

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Anitha Devi Pillai

This short story collection is edited by Anitha Devi Pillai (Ph.D.), an applied linguist and teacher educator at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where she teaches courses on writing and literacy studies. 



This book comprises stories from Southeast Asia, South Asia and East Asia, written especially for young adults. 

This specially curated anthology of short stories from Asia explores the human spirit and lives of the common man separated by time, space and culture, and yet united in the human spirit to overcome the difficulties that they face in life. It provides an insight into the rich and diverse landscape of Asia, as well as heritage and cultural practices. It also challenges pre-conceived notions of biases and beliefs about other cultures and opens up room for discussion on the differences that define the human race.

A Tapestry of Colours 1 provides a platform for readers to develop global awareness of the landscape and the people of Asia.

Anitha Devi Pillai
Anitha Devi Pillai (Ph.D.) wears many hats. She's an author, applied linguist, translator and poet. She teaches writing pedagogy and writing at the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). Some of her 2020 publications are an English translation of Kamaladevi Aravindan’s historical Tamil novel, titled ‘Sembawang' (Marshall Cavendish International), an anthology of short stories titled 'A View of Stars: Stories of Love' (Marshall Cavendish International) which she co-edited with Felix Cheong and a non-fiction book titled 'The Story of Onam' (Indian Heritage Centre, National Heritage Board, Singapore). She is currently working on her own collection of short stories and editing an anthology of short stories for young adults. Both books are slated to be released in the latter half of 2021.

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