by Various Authors
Edited by Helen C. Toribio, Evangeline C. Buell, Liz Megino, and Terry Bautista
Illustrated by Carl Angel
Published by The Filipino American National Historical Society
East Bay Chapter
Seven Card Stud With Seven Manangs Wild is an anthology of memoirs by Filipino Americans. These stories are culled from memories growing up in different regions of the United States: from the urban jungle of Manhattan to the dusty farmlands of California.
Contributing writers represent different generations, ranging from survivors of the Great Depression era in the 1930s to immigrants from the 1980s, escapees of an ancestral homeland in economic and political turmoil. In prose, our grandparents, parents, uncles, siblings, and assorted relatives and friends live once again, gathered around gambling tables, migrant camps, pool halls, and dining rooms. In poetry, we reflect on the journeys to fulfillment as Filipinos in America. In these pages, we share a world where we grew up with two cultures and multiple languages. Here, we hope that you will get a glimpse of the neighborhoods we lived in, the countrysides where we roamed, and imagine the aromas of the foods that we shared.
Contact for more information:
Evangeline (Vangie) Canonizado Buell, Managing Editor
President, East Bay Chapter, FAHNS