Over the last few days, months, and even years, people all over the world have taken to the streets to amplify their underrepresented voices, condemn military and police brutality, and demand for racism to end. While the outpour of grief and outrage is louder on the other side of the world, that does not mean multicultural cities like Singapore aren't guilty of pressing issues such as racism, xenophobia, and inequality. Just because protests are rare here doesn't mean we should remain silent on important issues.
Discussing and reading up about these issues will not be a comfortable experience, but it will shine a light on the injustices and unfairness faced in Singapore, giving you a fresh perspective. It might even show you how you can actively become a better ally. Whether you’re an activist or just someone who cares, we hope that these books will connect you with new ideas and ways of seeing. Here 10 books about Singapore by Singaporeans as a starting point for those looking to educate themselves. After all, knowledge is power.
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