Ethos Books is offering six of its titles online for free

It's the best time to catch up on local authors and poets

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
Ethos Books
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With more time on your hands now, you may have started dusting off your old paperback books from your shelves, or catch up on the latest titles on your Kindle. Well here's good news for you: independent publisher Ethos Books is offering six e-book titles free for all to download – namely Why Our Great Leader was Not So Great and Not Much of a Leader, 2719, Farquhar, Some Say, A Tapir, The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Singapura and Found Texts of the AAI Anon Circa 3119: Eight Lyric Essays

The titles all have a similar underlying theme, a deep dive into the earlier days of Singapore. Read words by prolific local authors the likes of Alfian Sa'at, Christine Chia, Colin Goh, Desmond Kon, Gwee Li Sui, Joshua Ip, Neil Humphreys, and Yong Shu Hoong – and immerse yourself into their literary worlds. 

2719 by poet, graphic artist and literary critic Gwee Li Sui, is a creative prognosis that charts how Singapore will develop for the next seven hundred years. It is a creative prognosis that charts how Singapore will develop for the next seven hundred years. 

Some Say, A Tapir, is a collection that delves into stories – both living and legend – of peoples, places and promises. These poems, from Alfian Sa'at's Hard Truths to Keep Sang Nila Going to Blunt Objects by Yong Shu Hoong, revisit Singapore's uncertain past while breathing life into an unsuspecting future. 

If you've enjoyed the six free e-books, don't forget to also check out the new releases by Ethos Books such as Daniel Yeo's The Impermanence of Lilies and Jon Gresham and Elizabeth Tan's In This Desert, There Were Seeds. 

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