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Ink (Syl Qiu)

Singapore

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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

Silence is Not Consent

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


The first thing my classmate said to me when I returned to class after I had performed a spoken poem about historical events in my country was that she was surprised I had been allowed to perform it.
 
I live in a place where censorship is as ubiquitous as shadows and CCTV cameras. In a place where Operation Spectrum and Operation Coldstore can take place, where Jolovan Wham can be jailed for daring to take a photo of himself,...
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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

Silence is Not Consent

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


The first thing my classmate said to me when I returned to class after I had performed a spoken poem about historical events in my country was that she was surprised I had been allowed to perform it.
 
I live in a place where censorship is as ubiquitous as shadows and CCTV cameras. In a place where Operation Spectrum and Operation Coldstore can take place, where Jolovan Wham can be jailed for daring to take a photo of himself,...
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3 months ago

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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

Silence is Not Consent

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


‘You brought another island to settle over mine/ like a vast bat, dazed wings dipped in the sea’~ Teng Qian Xi (Poem for Mr Barnard)
 
‘Colonialism’ is a pretty word. Like all cover ups, it needs to be pretty in order to hide terrible things. Things like, ‘We murdered huge swaths of your population but hey look! Shoes! Because we built roads where there was once soft ground.’ Things like ‘We basically eradicated native languages but you get our...
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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

Silence is Not Consent

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


The first thing my classmate said to me when I returned to class after I had performed a spoken poem about history and historical events in my country was that she was surprised I had been allowed to perform it. She enjoyed it, but she was surprised I had been allowed to perform it.
 
I live in a place where censorship is as ubiquitous as shadows and CCTV cameras. In a place where Operation Spectrum and Operation Coldstore can...
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3 months ago

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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

Silence is Not Consent

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


‘You brought another island to settle over mine/ like a vast bat, dazed wings dipped in the sea’~ Teng Qian Xi (Poem for Mr Barnard)
 
‘Colonialism’ is a pretty word. It needs to be, in order to hide some pretty terrible things. Things like, ‘We murdered huge swaths of your population but hey look! Shoes! Because you need to walk on these roads we built.’ Things like ‘We basically eradicated native languages but you get ourlanguage! And we...
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3 months ago

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Ink (Syl Qiu) (Singapore) published:

This System Is Not Built for Chaos

PROMPT: Tiny Love Story

Lightning flashes in the darkest storm. 

Too loud laughter and a wit so sharp it could kill.

Fast gestures and sharp eyes that glint.

To you, the truth was fluid and a useful weapon. You never could lie (you were too expressive to hide it), but you misdirected like nobody’s business. When I met you, the first thing I thought was ‘dangerous’. You would take that as a compliment. You once said that being terrifyingly impressive and impressively...

5 months ago

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