The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
“Trailblasian” is a collection of seventeen trail-blazing black women telling their own stories about living in East Asia. .The book–and this author/editor interview–show us the ups and downs of the Asia experience from a fresh perspective.
In Part 1 of this interview, Susan Quimpo talks about her family’s activism during martial law and the initial impetus for the memoir. In Part 2 she continues with a description of writing the book and her own life afterwards. Susan’s story At first I wrote two chapters. Then I went for two master’s degrees, one in Asian Studies and the other in journalism. For my journalism class I wrote about the family and martial law. I thought if I could make my narrative comprehensible to Americans, who knew little about the Philippines under martial law except the name Marcos, …
This post is a condensation of the speeches made at the launch of “The Rise of the Pinoy” by Mike Grogan, a motivational self-help book about Filipinos who have found success in helping others. It is available at Fully Booked.
June 30-July 3 Meganon Comics will be attending the Global Pinoy Bazaar at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati. This interview with Filipino graphic novelist Paolo Herras provides something of an introduction to this new art form in the Philippines.
This is an interview with Collis H. Davis, Jr., the photographer and independent documentary filmmaker who collaborated with historian Charles Hubbard on a book called “Corregidor in Peace and War,” published in 2007 by the University of Missouri Press. Gorregidor is an island at the mouth of Manila Bay with interesting historical pieces and a lovely scenery.
This is a recent interview with the only literary agent in the Philippines, an author who holds an MA in creative writing and who is also a copyright lawyer.
This is a 2013 interview with Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenorio about his short story collection “Monstress” as well as his creative process. Each of these eight stories has a satisfying fullness, and the collection has a novel-like breadth. It really dives into the Filipino-American cultural divide, particularly on an emotional level.
This is a 2011 interview with Donna Miscolta, author of “When the de la Cruz Family Danced,” a recently published novel about immigration from the Philippines and life in Southern California.
An American professor at a Korean university discusses his book on Asian “birth dreams,” the dreams which inform a woman she’s pregnant. Birth dreams also appear in the Bible.