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This is a book about a young Muslim girl who studied in Manila and became a "society girl" after her membership in Bayanihan dance troupe.

In her junior year she was chosen for the role of a Muslim princess in the singkil number of Bayanihan- not because she was the datu's daughter but because she was the best tinikling performer. With her active participation, she began to
Paperback, 358 pages
Published 2001 by New Day Publishers
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This is a book about a Filipino Muslim girl named Farah who had been blessed with the opportunity for a better life (to put it lightly). It also gives some detail into the Tausug culture, particularly some discussion on martabbat, a kind of vendetta curiously unique to this kind of Filipino society.

I particularly liked how the author was able to give ample descriptions about Farah- her likes and dislikes, her love and duty of and to her family, her own perspectives and thoughts about her life. T
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Fiction-writer and literary critic Edilberto Tiempo (1913-Sept. 1996) obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. In addition to having been a Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellow, Ed Tiempo, alongside wife Edith L. Tiempo, spent around four years studying literature and creative writing in the Iowa Writers Workshop. Upon returning to the Ph ...more
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