Race and Culture

Su-chen Christine Lim

…her eyes followed Nica's, watching the lone hawk encircling the trees against an expanse of blue and white.

"Can a hawk forget its hawkness and a man his race?" Suwen asked.

"Of course not!"

"But if I had been given away as a baby to an Indian family, then wouldn't I grow up Indian even though I might look Chinese?"

-- Fistful of Colours (72).

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean Literature Su-chen Christine Lim

Last Modified: 8 August 2002