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Songs of Ourselves: Writings by Filipino Women in English

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Selected short stories and poems in English by the Philippines' key women writers from the 1900s, when Filipinos were just beginning to learn English, up to the present, when works written in that language, no matter how well, are being questioned by nationalists. Best read with its companion volume, Ang Silid na Mahiwaga.
Paperback, 397 pages
Published March 15th 1994 by Philippine American Literary House
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Chary
Jan 30, 2008 Chary rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Finally, a set of filipino texts that I actually enjoyed. Good stuff! Thanks Ate Chole!
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One of the few anthologies of its kind, Songs of Ourselves is a compilation of poetry and short fiction written in English by women whose cultural background is from the Philippines.

Edited by Edna Zapanta Manlapaz, the collection does not claim to highlight the greatest in female Filipino writing, nor does it claim a feminist intent. While written with the purpose of sharing the stories and perspectives of Filipino women (i.e., Filipinas), anyone who is female (no matter what culture), who is m
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