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My Heart at 23. Memories from 139 days of detention at Whitley Road.

My Heart at 23. Memories from 139 days of detention at Whitley Road.


In My Heart at 23, readers are given a firsthand account of the 139 days of detention experienced by the author at Whitley Road. This memoir sheds light on the physical and mental suffering endured by the writer at the hands of the Singapore authorities in 1976, as he was held without trial. The author details the harsh conditions and injustices faced during his time in detention, providing an intimate and powerful look at a dark period in Singapore's history. Ultimately, the memoir paints a vivid picture of the author's resilience and strength as he navigated through this traumatic experience, and offers a poignant reflection on the lasting impact of his detainment. A compelling and deeply personal narrative, My Heart at 23 is a must-read for anyone interested in the human experience and the pursuit of justice.

SKU: 978-981-18-6353-0
  • Technical Specifications

    Title: My Heart at 23.

          Memories from 139 days in Whitley Road Detention


    ISBN: 978-981-18-6353-0

    Writer: Oh Teng Aik

    Size: 148mmW x 210mmH

    Pages: 172 pp contents + 4 pp cover

    Price: SGD$15

    Year: 2023

    Finish: Perfect Bind

    Printing: 4C x 4C

    Genre: Non-fiction memoir

  • About the Author

    Oh Teng Aik was born in 1953 in Singapore and took on the alias Ding Hai in 1982. He was an excellent student, having obtained a Grade 1 in the Singapore Chinese School Certificate. He left school of his own accord soon after, and took on blue collar work, as well as participated in union activites in fighting for an independent Singapore free of colonial rule.

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