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Waywaya: Eleven Filipino Short Stories

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  11 reviews
These eleven short stories, culled from F. Sionil José's prodigious production in the last decade, are a moving commentary on the Filipinos. "Waywaya" recreates pre-Hispanic Philippine society and should also be read as allegory. In Sionil José's own language, Ilokano, "Waywaya" means freedom. The last story in the collection, "Progress", has been anthologized abroad and r ...more
Paperback, Second Printing, 241 pages
Published March 15th 1995 by Solidaridad Publishing House (first published 1980)
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Munting Aklatan
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pinoy
Though I have encountered F. Sionil Jose in the classroom setting in my lit subjects, this is his first book that I have read (independently) and I must say he is not a National Artist For Literature for naught. I had the "almost-chance" to meet him in his very bookstore in Ermita, because my friend knows him personally and is very close to him. Sadly, Mr. Jose was in the United States then. I met his wife, Tess, though and she was lovely and nice and she gave us a ride home.

Though Jose writes i
Rumaizah Bakar
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jose successfully captures the essence of the Philippines and the plight of its people. These stories are authentic and vivid, and rich with emotions, flavours and voice which are unique to the Filippinos.
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Reading it again because I don't remember what the stories are about. :P ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is a compilation of great Filipino Short Stories of F. Sionil Jose. Some stories would make you feel touched, while the others will make you think.
Yadu Karu
Aug 06, 2010 marked it as to-read
i learned nothing, because i have not yet read it.ok?
Alan Mar
Apr 10, 2021 rated it liked it
11 short stories, not all of them I liked.
Majority of the stories were depressing to read (i.e. pride, progress, voyage & floatsam to name a few)
I'll see if my next Sionil book is good
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i have an idea for the stories of waywaya
Good and full of knowledge story..
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
cause i don't know what happening? ...more
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Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organ ...more

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