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Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World: Portrait of a Revolutionary

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This political biography/autobiography offers a unique look into the political beliefs and motivations of Professor Sison, renowned revolutionary leader, writer, poet and founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP).

This collaboration between Sison and American Book Award winning novelist, Ninotchka Rosca, goes far to illuminate the political climate and histor

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Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 27th 2004 by Open Hand Pub.
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John Levi Masuli
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Sison's responses are interesting in their sharpness and terseness, but they were dug by Ms. Rosca's penetrating questions. Awesome read.
Jack Stephens
Oct 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The book is done in question and answer format with the author Ninotchka Rosca and Communist Party of the Philippines (MLMZT) founder Jose Maria Sison. The book covers his years as a student activist and leader, his time as a professor, his activity in the underground movement under Marcos, his imprisonment, and his time spent in exile from his homeland.
Angie
Jun 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
I worked on the PR for this book for a year, so I'm probably kind of biased. If you are interested in the Philipines, and Filipino politics, this is a good read. It's dry, but not too hard to read because it's written in a Q&A format with Rosca interviewing Sison. I don't agree with all of the views in the book, and it's very obvious that Sison molds history to suit his story of being exiled to the Netherlands, but it's a story of a world very different from our own.
Reden
Jan 10, 2008 marked it as to-read
Been waiting for a book like this. To add to it, this book has a commentary from Ninotchka Rosca.

More than anything else, it would be something to learn what drove men like Joe Marie Sison to embrace communism and ironically in a country like ours.
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The life and political convictions of a Filipino ideologue.
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Ninotchka Rosca is an outstanding contemporary writer, human rights activist and feminist. She is the author of six books: her short story collections include Bitter Country and Monsoon Country; her two novels are State of War and Twice Blessed which earned the 1993 American Book Award for excellence in literature; and her books of non-fiction are Endgame: The Fall of Marcos and Jose Maria Sison: ...more
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