Mind Your (Inter)Culture: Confrontation
Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib is an interfaith activist and a founding member of Leftwrite Center, a dialogue initiative on diversity issues for young professionals. He is also an active member of The Reading Group, a network that promotes Malay cultural literacy and intellectual religious thought. He writes and research on socio-religious and multi-cultural issues, and has commentaries published in The Straits Times, Today, Berita Harian, The Malaysian Insider, and The Jakarta Post. His writing on "The Future of Diversity" was featured in the Young Singaporean Series by The Institute of Policy Studies. He has co-edited two books: Islam, Religion and Progress (2006) and Moral Vision and Social Critique: Selected Essays of Syed Hussein Alatas (2007). He hopes to publish a compilation of Malay poems soon. Currently, he works for the Harmony Centre.
About Zhang Ruihe
Zhang Ruihe works in education and has been involved in Singapore's literary scene as a writer and editor for over a decade. She served as Essays editor for the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore from 2005 to 2009, and received the Golden Point Award for English Poetry in 2013. Her creative nonfiction, poetry, reviews and short fiction have been published in various journals and anthologies, both in print and online. She is also co-editor of In Transit, an anthology of writing on airports and air-travel to be published by Math Paper Press later in 2016.
About Constance Singam
Constance Singam is an author and civil society activist. She began her career in journalism, before taking a degree in English Literature in her forties, and a Master's degree in her sixties. She has been a columnist in several publications. Her works include "A History of the TWC: Building Social Space in Singapore", and "Re-Presenting Singapore Women" which she co-edited. She released her memoir "Where I Was: A Memoir from the Margins" in 2013. She blogs at: http://connie.sg/