Hello.... Thanks for your interest! It is difficult to believe that Book Merah is ten years old! So much has happened and the journey has been very eventful! Click here if you would like to know more about Book Merah's history. At the bottom of this post is a video in which I talk about books and other things.
"a mad work of genius"
-Richard E. Lewis, Bali resident and author of Bones of the Dark Moon, a novel set in the war-torn Bali of the Sixties.
"a tropical storm; exquisite yet threatening..."
-Lee A. Meiser
" a dizzying dive into a hidden heritage filled with the scent of frangipani and pure pleasure."
Julie O'Yang, author of ButterflyVideo interview with Stephen Black about Bali Wave Ghost and other books. Bali Wave Ghost on Amazon
Fact-based fiction about Barack Obama's life before he became President of the United States.
Obama Search Words on Amazon
"... a multifaceted portrait, one in which a serious analysis of race is counterbalanced by thought-provoking original research, never-before-seen imagery and a writing style that is lively, intimate and enjoyable."
Furikake is a book inspired by a mixture of spices, a dry Japanese condiment meant to be sprinkled on top of rice. Nine tales set in the Far East, mainly Singapore, linked by a different declination of furikake, like a recipe book full of savoury ingredients.
Furikake on AmazonFires is a book of poems by Singaporean poet Cyril Wong.
Fires on Amazon
A classic. "Unlike anything else I've read". "Black's love letter is one of the best introductions to a country and a state of mind that you might read." Nirmala Deview, Art Review Asia
"reads like a travelogue, a personal story and a history book...a pleasure to read." www.breviewer.com
Tiong Bahru is an area and a community in Singapore. iatb is available in Singapore at Naiise, Scene Shang, Plain Vanilla, Books Actually, & Booktique, I Ate Tiong Bahru on Amazon
More!BEACH ROAD, STEPHEN BLACK'S VR MOVIE (free download)
SPOKEN an exhibition curated by Stephen Black, in a virtual gallery created by Eugene Soh. SPOKEN features unknown and known artists and writers such as Stelarc, Sjon, Kembra Pfahler, Vincent Leow, Xu Xi and Yasumasa Morimoto.(free download)
Thank you very, very much for your interest in Book Merah. If you have any comments or ideas, please let me know in the comments section. If you think any of your friends would like these books, feel free to share. If the response is strong enough I may extend this offer past the 13th. Finally, it would be much appreciated if you could review anything you read, especially on Amazon, Goodreads, your blog or Facebook. Thanks again!
MORE!Contact with Shadow- Stephen Black's novel set in contemporary Singapore, yet full of Singaporean history from before the days of Raffle, up to 1911. This book is not yet free, but is becoming unglued, which is an exciting revolution in ebook distribution. Video interview and reviews here.
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