Alex Tizon


Born
in Manila, Philippines
September 30, 1959

Died
March 23, 2017

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Alex Tizon was an American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

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“Possessing a language meant possessing the world expressed in its words. Dispossessing it meant nothing less than the loss of a world and the beginning of bewilderment forever. "Language is the only homeland," said poet Czeslaw Milosz. My parents left the world that created them and now would be beginners for the rest of their lives, mumblers searching for the right word, the proper phrase that approximated what they felt inside. I wonder at the eloquence that must have lived inside them that never found a way out.”
Alex Tizon

“We could debate whether movies reflect or create the reality. It's clear to me they do both.”
alex tizon, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

“When relatives asked, "How is your life in America?" my father would answer, Nandito pa rin kami. We're still here.”
Alex Tizon, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

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