Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Creative Nonfiction)
dakota is a book about childhood nostalgia, which includes 19 prose pieces and illustrations. It is a personal sentimental journey into the past and a collective memory of Singapore's history. The author was born and grew up in Dakota Crescent in the 1970s. As the once vibrant community has undergone a complete redevelopment, this book hopes to record the many coming-of-age stories with a unique style and take a melancholic glimpse at that place and time.
About the Author
Wong Koi Tet is a part-time lecturer with the NTU Chinese Programme, teaching modern Chinese literature and creative writing. After graduating with a BA in Chinese from NUS and an MA in Chinese from NTU, he worked as a journalist for 7 years. Wong has published numerous works of different genres in local and overseas newspapers and magazines. In 2015, he was appointed NTU-NAC Writer-in-Residence. He has published seven books of prose, poetry, short stories, and cultural commentaries.ISBN: 9789811183850
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 206
Year Published: 2018