My name is Stephen Black and I wrote a book called i ate tiong bahru
. Regarding Facebook groups that have some type of connection with Tiong Bahru, I have been cautiously respectful. Too many posts about the book may look spammy; if I don't post at all, those genuinely interested in the topics in iatb
may not discover it.This post will likely be the last one on this FB page for a while...until the launch party for tiong bahru mouth!
A lot of exciting things are happening with iatb
, as well as tiong bahru mouth
,its soon-to-be-released follow up.
BOTTOM LINE (almost): if you are interested in i ate tiong bahru
, special offers and discounts, photographs, iatb
T-shirts and/or glasses,and tiong bahru mouth
please like the Stephen Black AUTHOR Facebook page.
or follow this blog.
or drop me an email. bookmerah16 AT marq gmail.com
OK... for those who are interested in the ongoing, and often surprising, iatb
The most memorable "review" was from a woman who came up to me and wanted two more copies. As nice as that was, she nearly made me cry when she said,"I read it to my children"....
Asian Art Review
wrote the following, three years after iatb
has sold almost 2000 copies, qualifying it to be called "a Singaporean national bestseller". The follow up book, tiong bahru mouth,
is very nearly done.
iatb glassified information!
Following the trailblazing path of the Thumb Kway artworks
, the iatb kopi glass confuses and delights with its simple functionality, its cultural ambiguity and its postmodern yet nostalgic pop art sensibility.
There will soon be a crowdfunding project to fund the production of a limited edition of these glasses, as well as an unlimited edition.
However, I now have a number of the glasses, so do let me know if you are interested in getting one. I have already received orders from stores, so things will be interesting.
new topic: STORIES
..from you! From your relatives or friends! from Tiong Bahru residents who only speak Chinese or Malay or any other language... I would love to listen to you!
In case of languages other than English, I will find a translator.
Besides writing, I'm also an artist/videomaker/gamemaker and photographer. I have a degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and my works have been exhibited and collected in places like Tokyo, New York, Paris and Hong Kong.
I have been creating images from the second floor entrance of the market...
I am testing a "print-on-demand" method of getting the prints to collectors and those interested in the work. To learn more about this and other iatb projects, click here
for part 2.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!