Blogs in February 2015

Smaller and Smaller Circles 25th February 2015

In northeast Manila’s Quezon City is a district called Payatas—a 50-acre dump that is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose...

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The Naked and the Dead 25th February 2015

Based on Mailer’s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, ‘The Naked and the Dead’ is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was...

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My Brother, My Executioner 25th February 2015

Sionsil Jose is seen as one of the Philippine’s greatest novelists.  The Rosales Novels are a series of five novels about the life of a small Illocano town in Central Luzon (Rosalles) after which the Novels are named.  I am...

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Fires on the Plain 25th February 2015

In 1941, the Japanese army invaded and occupied the Philippines and subjected its people to rape, enslavement and murder with an estimated 1 million Filipinos killed during the conflict. In December of 1944, the USA took the islands back...

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Fil and Filippa: Story of Child Life in the Philippines 25th February 2015

Fil and Filippa – Story of Child Life in the Philippines at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by John Stuart Thomson is in...

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