We often find ourselves stuck in awe to the well-known New York Times best-selling authors at hand. The downside of this is that we tend to forget to love or appreciate our very own Filipino writers who are just as much talented like the rest. We made a list of some of the best known Filipino books and the reason why they’re also worth the rave.
Mango Bride Filipino Edition
Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labels her life in exile a diminished one, Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom. Two women, two cultures, and the fight to find a new life in America, despite the secrets of the past.
O.c.w Filipino Edition
A story about a mother who leaves her loved ones to work in Hong Kong, hoping to make a better life for her husband and children. Her departure, however, threatens to tear apart the very family she leaves for love. Out of sense of desperation and responsibility as the eldest son, Tonio embarks on an almost foolhardy quest to leave the island where he was born and bring his mother back home.
Mommy Republic: Understanding Filipino Millennial Moms
This masterpiece is a first–of–its–kind book written to help the industry better understand and serve a new generation of millennial moms in the Philippines. Based on proprietary quantitative research and countless in–depth interviews, authors Edie Acedera and Kate Yu introduce you to the fascinating psyche of millennial moms of today: a very inspiring and inspired generation of moms who are looking for more meaningful and targeted connections and brand experiences.
Layag: European Classics In Filipino
More than five centuries ago, the first Europeans set foot on Philippine soil after miles upon miles of sailing the world’s hitherto impassable oceans. Now, it’s the Filipino, who gets to explore unfamiliar territory through Layag: European Classics in Filipino. This pioneering anthology, spearheaded by the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture)—Manila, gives us a glimpse of the rich tapestry of European literature—from the myths and legends of Central Europe to the timeless tales of the West.
Amadios Box How I Became Filipino
The author explores Filipino precepts and describes what he thinks are the qualities that distinguish him as a Filipino. The descriptions are presented in essays, short stories and articles, some factual, some imagined, based on his experiences. The author hopes that his account of his life from this perspective will somehow contribute to how Filipinos and would-be Filipinos, wherever they are in the world, continually try to define their identity as Filipino.
Buhay Pinoy Overseas
Buhay Pinoy—Overseas is an attempt to capture the Filipino character, customs, and idiosyncrasies in a foreign setting. This goes out to all the Filipinos everywhere who are conscious of their “Filipino-ness” and may have experienced “cultural shocks” (as we did) while struggling to adjust living in a society different from our own.
Pinoys Abroad is the companion piece of Buhay Pinoy Overseas, a collection of cartoons by this author and Ron V. Somera, about Filipinos who leave their homeland to follow their dreams abroad. For most Filipinos, their desire to immigrate is buoyed by a goal to secure a better and more prolific life, which they could not otherwise obtain in their motherland.
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