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Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers
     

Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers

by Nick Carbo (Editor), Eileen R. Tabios (Editor)
 

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Fiction. Asian American Studies. As the first international anthology of Filipina writers published in the United States, BABAYLAN reflects the complex history of a people whose roots have stretched to both sides of the globe. The voices represented in this collection offer a broad and varied perspective on the Filipina writer whose diasporic existence is a living

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Fiction. Asian American Studies. As the first international anthology of Filipina writers published in the United States, BABAYLAN reflects the complex history of a people whose roots have stretched to both sides of the globe. The voices represented in this collection offer a broad and varied perspective on the Filipina writer whose diasporic existence is a living, breathing bridge, not only between countries but also generations, as strong voices from the past fuel realities of the future. As a result, vibrant and original art, the trademark of Filipina writers perpetually emerges and evolves. With contributions from over 60 writers—both Filipina and Filipina American—BABAYLAN provides readers with a comprehensive view of a growing and vibrant transnational literary culture. Challenging. Innovative. Fierce and reflective. Somber and funny. No one word can capture the extraordinary range of this collection.

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Library Journal
In their variety, the fiction, poetry, and poetry in translation included in this exciting new anthology show the transitory nature of the literature of a people who live at the crossroads, on two continents. Here over 60 women writers evidence the rectitude of the Catholic Spanish past, Malay roots, and the steady, century-long revolutionary wind of American influence. As the storm of modernity oxygenates, it also mows down custom and tradition and unleashes cries against imperialism, odes to migration, and tales of struggle among social classes. Paradoxically, this savage wind also points women in the direction of freedom. The editors, both poets and editors of other collections, include an excellent summary of the literature of Filipinas and an equally good bibliography that lists literary criticism, Internet resources, and other anthologies and works of Filipino writing. Highly recommended for high schools with Filipino students and for larger public and all academic libraries.--Rene Perez-Lopez, Norfolk P.L., VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879960596
Publisher:
Aunt Lute Books
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
640,312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Nick Carbò is the author of three books of poetry, including El Grupo McDonald's (1995) and Secret Asian Man (2000). He has edited three anthologies of Filipino literature, including RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE and PINOY POETICS. Among his awards are fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He resides in Madrid.

Eileen R. Tabios has released seventeen print, four electronic, and one CD poetry collections, an art essay collection, a poetry essay/interview anthology, a short story book, and a collection of novels. She is a recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Paintings, Video, Drawings, Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Modern Dance, and Sculpture.

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