Raffles Reviews – A New Collaboration with BooksActually

by Noor Adilah (17S06B), Marilyn Kang (17A01B), Abdul Qayyum (17A01B), Liu Enqi (18S03C), Angus Yip (18A01A), Asfar Alim (18S03J), Soh Gek Shuen (18S03B) This year, Raffles Reviews is honoured to receive books and support from the folks over at Singapore’s beloved local bookstore, BooksActually! BooksActually is a cosy and beautiful bookstore nestled in Tiong Bahru, … Continue reading

#sglitftw: Support Your Local Authors

By Joan Ang (17A01B) and Ernest Lee (17A01A) It is a common practice in any vaguely-literature-related classroom to, during introductions, go around the room and say a few things: firstly, your name, and secondly, your favourite book. There’s usually a bit of uncomfortable shuffling, and people nudging the person on their left to say something to … Continue reading

In Defence of Trashlit

By Catherine Zou (17A01B) At the start of the year, I resolved, somewhat fruitlessly, to “expand my understanding and knowledge of the world”. With this vague banner of self-improvement came the nebulous idea of reading more, and reading, finally, “good” books. No more post-apocalyptic dystopias, or sweet Parisian dalliances. My bookshelves would henceforth be all … Continue reading

Raffles Reviews – Comic Books / Graphic Novels

By Noor Adilah (17S06B) This article is part of a series of genre and format reviews done in collaboration with Raffles Reviews, an Instagram page by Raffles Debate. Click here for more beautiful photos of Rafflesians with their favourite reads. Comic books and graphic novels are generally under appreciated as works of literature, and their … Continue reading

Sense of a Beginning: True Stories of Drug Addiction through Literary Lenses

By Law May Ning (14S03O) Photos by Aidan Mock “A biochemist will tell you that the ingestion of heroin provides an addict with a transcendent state of euphoria, which occurs because diacetylmorphine is being metabolized into 6-monoacetylmorphine and morphine in the brain. He cannot tell you, however, about the intense torment which grips you when … Continue reading

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