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Philippine Expressions Bookshop
2114 Trudie Drive,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-2006
Tel (310) 514-9139
Edited by Jamie Tapales Oakes, Carmila Legarda Alcantara, Maria Gonzalez, Candy Quimpo Gourlay, and Ed Maranan
Book Design by Mark Harvey
Illustrations by Olivia Brooks
Published by The Centre for Filipinos (London)
Hinabing Gunita (Woven Memories) brings together the writings and reminiscences of Filipinos who have settled in the United Kingdom during the last thirty years.
Hinabing Gunitain poems, essays and interviews chronicles the emergence of the Filipino community and its gradual recognition within multicultural Britain. Long regarded as an invisible minority, Filipinos have been arriving in the UK for several generations. In their own words, individuals recount the pain of leaving home, their fears and uncertainties, the many struggles faced and ultimately their coming of age as a viable and identifiable community with so much to contribute to British society as well as to their homeland.
The book records some of the stories of an exodus that began thirty years ago and which continues to this day; the incredible journeys made by Filipinos and their no less extraordinary experiences of life here. The publication is the result of a two-year project funded by the Basic Skills Agency. Courses in Photography, Creative Writing and Desktop Publishing were offered so that participants (over a hundred of them) could be actively involved in contributing to and being part of the production of the book.
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