Anais Lopez - The Migrant

Publisher Anais Lopez

ISBN 9789082076127

Idea Code 18545

Anaïs Lopez first met the Javan mynah in her hotel room in Singapore in 2012, a small black bird with yellow feet and a sharp throat sound. It woke her up from behind the window and kept on chirping. Anaïs became intrigued by the bird, but as she soon found out, it is hated by most Singaporeans. So she started to investigate. A member of the starling family, the bird was introduced to Singapore in the early 20th century through the songbird trade. ‘The Migrant’ tells the tale of the Javan mynah, but also addresses broader themes such as the complex relationship between humans and animals, the consequences of rapid urbanisation, the position of the unwanted outsider.

136 p, ills colour, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English


This title is out of print.