Ng Yi-Sheng takes a critical look at the development of queer literature and art in Singapore, and how these may influence the flowering of local activism.
Ng Yi-Sheng is a multi-disciplinary writer, researcher, and LGBTIQ activist from Singapore.
He has explored queer themes in literature and published works such as the non-fiction book of coming out stories entitled 'SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century', the poetry collection 'Last Boy' that won the Singapore Literature Prize, and 'Lion City' which won the Singapore Book Awards.
This podcast is part of a series titled "Queering Alternative Regionalism". This series aims to spark a conversation among activists on how to challenge dominant discourses that excludes and delegitimizes the existence and narratives of LGBTIQ persons in ASEAN. The series features the use of art, culture and memory as tools and sites of resistance.