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The Colours of Heroines

by (author) Lydia Kwa

Three O'Clock Press
Initial publish date
Oct 1994
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"Lydia Kwa's voice is drenched in memory. Speaking at several junctures, both Singapore-born and Vancouver-habituated, her poetry carries the pain and historic wealth of her passage. It murmurs stories, laconic, profound, stories that tell whole shapes of lives in a few lines. Family anecdotes, fragments of intimacy, life stories of friends - these poems open windows onto the compulsions that form inner landscapes. Equally at hom ein a finely cadenced erotic lyric or candid and multi-layered prose, her writing resonates well beyond the edge of the page."- Daphne Marlatt

About the author

LYDIA KWA is the author of a poetry collection, The Colours of Heroines, and two novels, This Place Called Absence and The Walking Boy, which was shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She was born in Singapore and moved to Canada in 1980. After obtaining a B.Sc. in psychology at the University of Toronto, Kwa studied at Queen's University and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She now lives and works in Vancouver as a writer and psychologist. Please see for more on the author.

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