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raissa-falgui's picture
I just attended a seminar on children's literature sponsored by Lingua Franca, a UP English Language majors org. Ironically, most of the speakers chose to present in Filipino. Still, I think the point generally made regarding lanugage in children's lit is applicable to any language. By and large...
gregory-roensch's picture
My grandparents came to America from the Philippines during World War II. Occupation. Displacement. A long sea voyage. Years later, in the early 1970s, my grandfather’s work took him (and my grandmother, too) back to Manila. I was lucky enough to visit them in the summer of 1972.   When my...
barbara-jane-reyes's picture
[Addendum: Some of the impetus for these thoughts on local grassroots literary movement -- my recent reading of Arlene Biala's Continental Drift, and my current reading of Juan Felipe Herrera's 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971 - 2007, where in his intro, he pays...