Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads?
Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title
Why do Indians hang mango leaves in doorways? Why is it called a mama shop? Where does roti prata come from? We provide the answers—and useful tips as well—to some of the most-asked questions young Singaporeans have about the Indian community, including why some Indians wear turbans.
Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads? is part of a series of four illustrated handbooks, each with 20 questions and answers to promote understanding of the different races and cultures in Singapore.
About the Author
Edmund Wee is the founder of Epigram Books which was set up to champion Singaporean literature. It publishes mainly fiction—from picture books to graphic novels to literary bestsellers. Its authors have won all the major book prizes, including the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award, Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards since it started in 2011. It also sponsors Singapore’s richest literary award, the annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Wee Editions, another imprint, supports local designers, photographers and artists.
Size: 229mm x 152mm
Published: March 2017
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