Between the Pages: Conversations with Two Filipino American Authors
- “Marivi Blanco wrote The Mango Bride, a novel about a woman banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila. Protagonist Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Her mother labels her life in exile as diminished, but Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom.
- In Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Pulitzer Prize recipient Jose Antonio Vargas also writes about searching for freedom—from being undocumented. He describes it as “an unmoored psychological state,” where lying is necessary to get by and to survive.”
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