Articles tagged Philippines
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The Border Against Belonging

By Asa Drake | December 12, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From the border cities of Juárez and El Paso to America’s courtrooms, Sasha Pimentel’s For Want of Water is not a collection to chart a way home. It’s a way to claim one.

Writing Toward Home

By Renee Macalino Rutledge | May 10, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Before I could go back to the Philippines in real life, I did so on paper, through my first novel.

Life in the Revolution: A Family History Under Marcos

By Susan F. Quimpo | March 16, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The newspapers were quick to christen the members of the underground movement with new names: subversives, communist insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, rebels. Yet in my mind, they were simply family.

The Fiction of Our Experiences: An Interview with Mia Alvar

By Melissa Sipin | June 30, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘Imagination can make things more real than they would be if they were just reported from real life’—the author of In the Country speaks on writing stories of south-south migration and when not to be faithful to a map.

The Ultimate Femme Fatale: Noir in Manila

By Jessica Hagedorn | July 16, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Jessica Hagedorn writes about the city of her birth, where “either nothing surprises you, or everything does.”

She Danced While a Nation Burnt

By Luis H. Francia | May 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In his musical operatic tribute to the former first lady of the Philippines, David Byrne leans on pop psychology to tell the story of the “steel butterfly.”

Here We Are Becoming Champs

By Melissa Chadburn | July 17, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Pacquiao became the second man in boxing history to win world titles in six different weight divisions. There he was: our uncle, our Tito, our brother, our kuya.”

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