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A glimpse into Liyana Dhamirah's past to present day

In this smartlist, you will discover interviews, write ups and articles on Liyana.

Homeless: The Untold Story of a Mother’s Struggle in Crazy Rich Singap

"I read—no, inhaled—the book in 2 days. I find that the writing is raw and accessible, and the stories she tell in the volume reveal insights into life lived in the margins without a roof over one's head. The struggles Liyana faced when it comes to her marriage, providing for her children and seeking aid from social welfare organizations remind me of the struggles that my own mother faced as I was growing up. Liyana's is also a story of resourcefulness—that infamous resourcefulness of mothers, especially Malay mothers, when it comes to 'making a meal out of nothing.'" — Nuraliah Norasid, winner of the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, in "My Book of the Year 2019", Singapore Unbound