The Eye of History

The Eye of History

By Robert Yeo

E-ISBN: 9789814757706

Genre: Plays and Poetry

Publisher: Epigram Books

Related series: From Stage to Print

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On 5 July 1981, Sir Stamford Raffles leaves his pedestal by the Singapore River and pays a visit to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Istana. What follows is a wide-ranging discussion, both heated and humorous, that illustrates just how very human Singapore’s two most towering figures were. This conversation, along with the introduction of Munshi Abdullah (author of the Hikayat Abdullah), provides a fascinating backdrop for the investigation of historical authority and grand narratives.

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