New Literary Anthology Features 32 Filipino Writers on the Verge
(San Francisco, CA) Presented by Carayan Press, Walang Hiya…Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice is a groundbreaking collection of poetry and short fiction by today’s most established and anticipated Filipino and Filipino-American Writers. Walang Hiya, a term traditionally used to shame has been reclaimed through this body of work to examine the taboo in our communities with fresh, honest and unflinching voices.
“Walanghiya ka (You have no shame.) Nakakahiya. (It is shameful). Mahiya ka naman (You should be ashamed of yourself.). In Philippine culture, these words are meant to shame not only those who are corrupt or intentionally harm others but also those who are different, unique, radical. This amazing anthology…affirms that the process of reclaiming a word signifies a liberating ideology, and features engaging, interrogative, and brilliantly written texts that enable us to understand diaspora nationalism.”
– Joi Barrios, Lecturer of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of California Berkeley