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Book Description from Back CoverThis collection touches on memory, love, the sorrow of loss, and childhood joy-all viewed through the prism of a unique Asian culture that is the product of American and Spanish colonization. The anthology gives voice and vision to the current condition of Filipinas throughout the world, while celebrating the lessons of childhood, memory, and place. These women challenge the traditional ideas of home and show how landscapes inhabit us, making up who we are, how we think, and how we live. Among the fifty-two contributors are M. Evelina Galang, Conchitina R. Cruz, Angela Narciso Torres, Merlinda Bobis, Luisa Igloria, Shirley Ancheta, Jean Vengua Gier, Linda Ty-Casper, and Christina Pantoja Hidalgo.
Comments from Back Cover"Brava! ...A wonderful new addition to the growing body of Philippine diaspora literature."
-Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dream Jungle
"The poems and stories in this stunning collection are poignant, raw, hip, and beautiful. A lyrically charged landscape worth revisiting again and again."
"An evocative melange of history and memory...speaking powerfully to all of us who know what it is to be far from home."
"In Going Home to a Landscape, Virginia Cerenio and Marianne Villanueva have brought together a lovely and powerful chorus of new and established Filipina voices that sing to each other and to us back and forth across the Pacific."
"This is a book to be talked about. The voices in it vibrate across continents and can be recognized anywhere even in their uniqueness."
"This important anthology provides a vibrant and rich articulation to a diversity of Filipino women's voices."
Background on Marianne Villanueva and Virginia R. CerenioMarianne Villanueva is the author of Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila (CALYX Books) and untitled collection of short stories forthcoming from Miami University Press. Her writing is anthologized in Charlie Chan Is Dead, A Southeast Asia Anthology, Tilting the Continent, and others. She is published in CALYX Journal, Zyzzyva, Threepenny Review, and Puerto del Sol, among others. She was a finalist for the O'Henry Prize and received a Bread Loaf Writers Fellowship and California Arts Council Fellowships. She teaches at Notre Dame de Namur University and Foothill College.
Virginia R. Cerenio was born in California and is a second-generation Filipino-American whose parents emigrated from the Philippines. Her poetry collection, Trespassing Innocence, was published by Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1989. Her poetry and short stories are published in various anthologies including Returning a Borrowed Tongue (Coffee House Press), New Worlds of Literature-Writing From America's Many Cultures (W.W. Norton), and Making Waves (Beacon Press), among others. She owns a management consulting firm.
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