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17A Keong Saik Road / Charmaine Leung.

By: Leung, Charmaine.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: CT1578.L48A3 2017Publication: Singapore : Ethos Books, 2017Description: 270 p.ISBN: 9789811130663 (paperback); 9811130663 (paperback).Subject(s): Leung, Charmaine -- Anecdotes | Prostitution -- Singapore -- Anecdotes | Chinese -- Singapore -- Anecdotes | Women foreign workers -- Singapore -- Anecdotes | Red-light districts -- Singapore -- Anecdotes | Chinatown (Singapore) -- AnecdotesSummary: 17A Keong Saik Road recounts Charmaine Leung's growing-up years on Keong Saik Road in the 1970s when it was a prominent red-light precinct in Chinatown in Singapore. An interweaving of past and present narratives, 17A Keong Saik Road tells of her mother's journey as a young child put up for sale to becoming the madame of a brothel in Keong Saik. Unfolding her story as the daughter of a brothel operator and witnessing these changes to her family, Charmaine traces the transformation of the Keong Saik area from the 1930s to the present, and through writing, finds reconciliation.
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17A Keong Saik Road recounts Charmaine Leung's growing-up years on Keong Saik Road in the 1970s when it was a prominent red-light precinct in Chinatown in Singapore. An interweaving of past and present narratives, 17A Keong Saik Road tells of her mother's journey as a young child put up for sale to becoming the madame of a brothel in Keong Saik. Unfolding her story as the daughter of a brothel operator and witnessing these changes to her family, Charmaine traces the transformation of the Keong Saik area from the 1930s to the present, and through writing, finds reconciliation.

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