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  • Title: Frog under A Coconut Shell
  • Author: Josephine Chia
  • ISBN: 9789812323989
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback

  • This book is based on the author s true story of how her own mother struggled for her right to educate her daughters despite her own parochial existence in a small kampong This highly nostalgic and evocative book pays tribute to her mother s courageous journey from the bloom of youth to her affliction with Alzheimer s disease in old age.
    Josephine Chia
    Ms Josephine Chia is a Peranakan and is proud of her heritage She writes both fiction and non fiction She has eight published books, including Frog Under A Coconut Shell, which has a second edition in 2010 and is currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia Josephine was one of the winners of UK s Ian St James Awards in 1992 and has won other literary prizes Josephine runs Creative Writing Courses and is Mentor to aspiring young writers.


    Commentaires:

    Shuhada Ramli
    Josephine Chia has written this very well. It’s the best Memoir I have ever read so far. A very good example of life struggle and unconditional love. Her English is not difficult and the narrative is compelling that I couldn’t put down. I cry a bucket of tears and it hurts my feelings knowing that this is a very long grieving process before the story even ended. If you ask me to recommend a good book for an endless life-lesson, I would recommend this book to you. Read this book bit by bit an [...]

    Atiqah Ghazali
    This book, hmm, it is meant to be for me to pick up this book and read it. It took me nearly a month because I knew there must be something for me to learn from this book, so I draided, delayed and sometimes, I got nervous. After 100th page, it took me only about 4 days to finish it off in between works, business and family's responsibilities. I love this book very much. I even contacted the author and set up a discussion this weekend. Somehow the ending is like a golden liquor in mending my bro [...]

    Jessica
    I was wary when I picked out this book at my local library. I was interested to read about Peranakan culture and Singapore in the 50s/60s, but I'm not that fond of reading memoirs. I always feel that the authors come across as self-indulgent to some extent no matter what. However, I was so engrossed in the story that it didn't bother me at all. Maybe it was because the book read mostly like a fictional story. I actually finished the book in about 28 hours, which says a lot. I just couldn't put i [...]

    Rowena
    It's a wonderful and rich book covering interesting themes. Alzheimer disease and how the family cope with the carrier seldom can be found, and never in this beautiful and emotional narration. It is also rich in history of Singapore, and in Peranakan culture. The book is also unique because Phine is living in two worlds and can relate to both readers: the Asians and the Europeans. She sees the Asian culture (including Peranakan) in the eyes of the outsiders but on the other hand she is telling h [...]

    Alice
    This book could really use a good editor. I almost gave up on it, but am glad I persisted. The end, where the author rethinks her relationship with her father, and her mother's role in her life was a great way to end the book, making it worth reading the whole thing. The story was universal - how to deal with becoming a "parent" to your mother. How to deal with the helplessness of someone who always cared for you? But, my favorite part was hearing about the past in Singapore, and how much life h [...]

    Cynthia
    Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It brought up such an emotional storm inside me. Not only because my mother too, had Alzheimer's, but there were many other similarities as well, such as balancing a life between the different cultures of east & west. Fortunately, I did not, however, experience the poverty that Josephine grew up in, and it saddens me that I take so much for granted. This book chose me as I walked down the isle in the bookstore, and it will stay with [...]

    Eve
    A memoir that focuses on the author's childhood (Singapore in the 50's/60's) and mother, who suffers from Alzheimer. Poignant and lovingly written.

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