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Cry and Dedication

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781566392969
Author(s): Carlos Bulosan
Format: Paperback
Year: 1995
Publisher: Temple University Press
Dimensions: 155 x 229 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 310
Series: Asian American History and Culture

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This previously unpublished novel by the author of 'America Is in the Heart' dramatizes the resourcefulness, cunning, and pain of the Filipino peasants' struggle against a heritage of colonization, first by Spain and later by the United States. Set during the political upheavals of the 1940s and 1950s, seven underground rebels old and young, male and female, intellectual and peasant set off across the Philippine countryside fueled by their outrage over continued U.S. domination. They combat both internal foes from their past memories and experiences and visible enemies who view their clandestine work as a destructive force of communism. As they confront danger and face physical and emotional sacrifices along the way, their sense of mission conveys a profound vision of democracy and self-determination.Bulosan's exceptional narrative, at once an allegorical and a psychological critique of the West's racism and delusion of supremacy, portrays an armed rebellion that can represent many Third World peoples. Literary and political, Bulosan's work embodies his personal dream of equality and freedom.
When asked what impelled him to write, Bulosan replied, 'To give literate voices to the voiceless...to translate the desires and aspirations of the whole Filipino people in the Philippines and abroad in terms relevant to contemporary history'. Author note: Born in 1911 in the Philippines to a peasant family, Ca
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