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Int’l writers hit Beijing for ‘cultural genocide’

Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. AP

The annual congress of the International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists)—a global group of writers including Nobel laureates—has condemned Beijing for human rights abuses and for banning the languages and literatures of the Tibetans and China’s Uighur minority.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Identity crisis spawns 2 books by awarded, UK-based Filipino Candy Gourlay

GOURLAY: It’s not write what you know but who you are. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Candy Gourlay was going through an identity crisis of sorts.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Artist to watch: Aimee Suzara launches first book, Souvenir


Writer and poet Aimee Suzara’s first book, Souvenir (WordTech Editions 2014) was launched at a book party on March 8, in time for International Women’s Day.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Noli Me Tangere in Manhattan

A scene of the party at Don Santiago's Binondo home, welcoming Ibarra back. Photo/Project Fury13

Last year, Noli Me Tangere, the opera, was staged in Chicago. I heard about it and wanted to see it but couldn’t and wished that it would be staged here as well. Fortunately like-minded New York-based Filipinos had the same idea.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

SF Library to host international Fil-Am book festival


In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting the second, bi-annual Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookfest II) at the Main Library on Oct. 18, 19 and 20.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »