Narration and History

Critical Essay by Gina Apostol |

Short story and novel—the dichotomy of style in those two genres, shown in the fairly ‘straight’ narrative of the story “Cunanan’s Wake” versus the fairly ‘disjunct’ narrative of the novel excerpt The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, perhaps summarizes the split I recognize in my own self as a writer. Continue reading Narration and History

Invoking the word and unleashing its true power: the revelation of bagani’s twin – a plague of curses

Critical Essay by Telesforo S Sungkit Jr |

 

Igpamilinbilin hai ku Higaonon ha tag-angatan day alan.
This is dedicated to The Higaonon, the one whom we are waiting for.

 

Aman ta hibaya pa igbayang hu ABS-CBN su kaggamit dan hu lalang ha bagani, na maayad isab-isaben ta su kagsulisuli taini. Imba hari agsuliman su ABS-CBN hu kagdagahay hu Higaonon? Imba hari agpalimani hu ABS-CBN su kaglapid hu Higaonon? Imba harig kagayha su ABS-CBN hu kagpasipala hu piglamahan hu Higaonon? Continue reading Invoking the word and unleashing its true power: the revelation of bagani’s twin – a plague of curses

Introduction to Libulan: Binisayang Antolohiya sa Katitikang Queer

Critical Essay by Miguel Antonio Lizada |

I am writing this introduction in Hong Kong – a place beyond the geographic, linguistic, and cultural landscape of the Philippine South. The distance however is beyond a matter of literal and cultural distance. When I was asked by the editors to write a short critical preamble for this groundbreaking anthology of Binisayang queer writing, I was initially hesitant to do so because I am in many ways removed from the landscapes the featured writers here tread.

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The Girl Between Two Worlds by K.M. Levis

Critical Essay by EJ Villena |
The Girl Between Two Worlds (Anvil Publishing, 2016)

K.M. Levis is a Cagayan de Oro-born author of the young adult novel The Girl Between Two Worlds (Anvil, 2016). She has worked with ABS-CBN and SBS in Sydney and several of her stories landed in the New York Times and Al Jazeera. She has experience as a journalist and editor for online and print media such as Madison, Your Garden, Dolly, House and Garden, CNet, APC, and Practical Parenting. She finished her bachelor’s degree at Silliman University and her master’s in communications in Singapore through an ASEAN scholarship. In the last three years, she self-published two children’s books. The sequel of The Girl Between Two Worlds will be out in local bookstores in the next months.

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Ang Pagsulat sa Panahon sa Pasismo ug Pagpatay: Pagsupak sa Libulan Queer Collective sa Martial Law

Critical Essay by The Editors |

Sa panahon nga ang alternative ‘facts’ nagamit nga hinagiban (mihatag sab kinig gahom sa way utas nga pagtuo sa usa ka naghariharing naratibo), daw ang pagsulat sa papel nahimong mahinungdanon, kon ang kining mga sinulat nagpasabot nga mohatag og dalan alang sa eksaminasyon sa kaugalingon, aron mabutyag ang tinahian sa minao-mao nga atong gihabi libot kanato, libot sa kalibotang pagtan-aw, ug sa kamatuoran. Apan kita mangutana, unsa tuod kadaghan ang kayabag nga maantos sa usa ka tawo? Unsaon pagsulat sa usa ka tawo taliwala sa nawong sa paralisis? Kay ang gahom sa paggama og mitong pasista di mohunong, bisan ang mga magsusulat di kahimo og pahunong niini, bisan pag mosugod pa kitas labing takdo ug labing gamay nga detalye. Ug bisan pa tingali mosukot pa tag daghang sinulat. Di sab gyod ta makadahom ug makasulti, bisan sa atong kasalmotan o pag-apil-apil sa kalibotan, og “Husto na kini.” Di gyod. Nungka.

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