Book Reviews

Ang Mga Iniiwan ng Tubig ni Jason Tabiñas

Pag-ani ng Hiwaga sa Poot at Pait ng Sariling Lupa (Review Author: Roy Rene S. Cagalingan)

 

A Natural History of Empire by Dominic Sy

Review– A Natural History of Empire: Stories (Review Author: Christoffer Mitch C. Cerda)

 

A Pig Was Once Killed In Our Garage by Martin Villanueva

Martin Villanueva’s ‘A Pig Was Once Killed In Our Garage’ is an elegiac catalogue that interrogates the essay (Review Author: Catherine Orda)

 

Armor by John Bengan

Holiday Reads (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

Ascending the Fourth Mountain: A Personal Account of the Marcos Years by Maria Virginia Yap Morales

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: ‘Ascending the Fourth Mountain’: a must-read book written by a Pinay about Filipino women revolutionaries (Review Author: Karl M. Gaspar CSSR)

The Party's Over (Review Author: Patricio N. Abinales)

 

Asian Place, Filipino Nation by Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz

Review of Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912 by Nicole Cuunjieng Aboitiz (Review Author: Luis Zuriel P. Domingo)

 

Between Celebrations and Critique: Snapshots from 500 Years of Philippine Christianity by Jose Mario Francisco, SJ

Ateneo Press’ new titles on Philippine heritage (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

Biyaheng Pinoy: A Mindanao Travelogue by Edilberto N. Alegre

To travel and to learn (Review Author: Michelle Ann P. Soliman)

The Discursivities in Edilberto Alegre’s Biyaheng Pinoy: A Mindanao Travelogue (Commentary Author: Jay Jomar F. Quintos)

 

Broken Islands by Criselda Yabes

‘Tiempo Muerto,’ ‘Broken Islands’ highlight women’s lives (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

Campaigns of Knowledge: US Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan by Malini Johar Schueller

Malini Johar Schueller’s Campaigns of Knowledge: U.S. Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan (Review Author: Stewart A. Young)

 

Children of the Postcolony: Filipino Intellectuals and Decolonization, 1946-1972 by Charlie Samuya Veric

Charlie Samuya Veric’s Children of the Postcolony: Filipino Intellectuals and Decolonization, 1946–1972 (Review Author: Fr. Antonio B. de Castro, SJ)

 

City Stories by Angelo R. Lacuesta

Out of the Blue (Review Author: Noelle Q. de Jesus)

 

Clothing the Colony: Nineteenth-Century Philippine Sartorial Culture, 1820-1896 by Stephanie Coo

IQAS book review (Review Author: Sarah Steinbock-Pratt )

In ‘Clothing the Colony,’ Stephanie Coo weaves the fabric of history in the sartorial Filipino (Review Author: Addie Pobre)

 

College Boy by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

On the brink of the indelicate (Review Author: Alfred A. Yuson)

The poetry of ‘womanning’ up (Review Author: Alma Anonas-Carpio)

Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta on her new book: ‘This comes from a place of real conviction’ (Interview by ANC)

 

Counterrevolution by Walden Bello

Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right, written by Walden Bello (Review Author: Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem)

 

Endangered Splendor: Manila’s Architectural Heritage 1571-1960 (Volume 1): The Center by Fernando Zialcita and Erik Akpedonu

Humanizing Manila (Review Author: Vanessa P. Bicomong)

Manila's architectural heritage (Review Author: Jorge Mojarro)

Splendors of old Manila (Review Author: Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)

Ateneo Press’ new titles on Philippine heritage (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

Endangered Splendor: Manila’s Architectural Heritage, 1571–1960, vol. 1: The Center (Review Author: Geoffrey Rhoel C. Cruz)

 

Hindi Nangyari Dahil Wala sa Social Media na inedit nila Rolando B. Tolentino, Vladimeir B. Gonzales, at Laurence Marvin S. Castillo

Question Everything | Ligalig at social media (Review Author: Mong Palatino)

 

Keeping Memories: Cinema and Archiving in the Asia-Pacific edited by Nick de Ocampo

Visions from the archives (Review Author: Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)

 

Kites in the Night by Blaise Campo Gacoscos

Holiday Reads (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

Labor Pioneers: Economy, Labor, and Migration in Filipino-Danish Relations, 1950-2015 by Nina Trige Andersen

Book Review on Labor: Studies in Working-Class History (Review Author: Labor and Working-Class History Association)

 

Mabuting Loob Atsuko Nambu: A Filipino Memory by Amadio Arboleda 

The Japanese charmer who helped Filipinos move on from the war (Review Author: Howie Severino)

 

Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language Amid Wars of Translation by Vicente Rafael

Rebel Language (Review Author: Akshya Saxena)

 

Patronage Democracy in the Philippines: Clans, Clients, and Competition in Local Elections edited by Julio C. Teehankee and Cleo Anne A. Calimbahin

A look at the country’s patronage politics (Review Author: Elfren S. Cruz)

Timely tome on ‘patronage democracy’ is an eye-opener (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats by Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem

Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: the Emergence and Evolution of a Power Elite, written by Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem (Review Author: Jan Robert R. Go)

 

Repentance and Rebirth at the End of Life as We Know It by Agustin Martin Rodriguez

Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez’s Repentance and Rebirth at the End of Life as We Know It (Review Author: Oscar D. Sison Jr)

 

Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China by Marites Vitug 

Shifting Sands in the South China Sea (Review Author: John Nilsson-Wright, Taehwan Kim, John Delury, Nayan Chanda)

 

Sensing Manila by Gary Devilles

Sensing Manila (Review Author: Louie Benedict R. Ignacio)

 

Some Are Smarter Than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism by Ricardo Manapat

Social Climbers (Review Author: Joseph Garcia)

Sui Generis: Rule of Law Matters (Review Author: Marites Vitug)

What we mean when we say ‘Never Again’ (Review Author: Clem Malubay)

 

Song of the Mango and Other New Myths by Vida Cruz-Borja

Holiday Reads (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

I read a short story collection about Pinoy lore and myths! (Review Author: Pam Quinones)

 

Tiempo Muerto by Caroline S. Hau

‘Tiempo Muerto,’ ‘Broken Islands’ highlight women’s lives (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

 

The Age of Umbrage by Jessica Zafra

Jessica Zafra pens a wry coming-of-age tale (Review Author: Scott Garceau)

Popular Filipino author/columnist & podcaster, Jessica Zafra's first novel, The Age Of Umbrage (Review Author: Noelle Q. de Jesus)

Jessica Zafra's First Novel Is For Misfits and Outcasts (Review Author: Paul John Cana)

Zafra’s auspicious debut as novelist (Review Author: Elizabeth Lolarga)

Short and snarky (Review Author: Danton Remoto)

Portrait of the Filipino woman as a smart outsider (Review Author: Danton Remoto)

 

The Betrayed by Reine Arcache Melvin

Ménage à trois of deceit (Interviewer: Luis H. Francia)

 

The Collaborators by Katrina Tuvera

Novels that explore difficult, disturbing societal themes (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)

A heritage of implicit complicity (Review Author: Alfred A. Yuson)

 

The Collected Stories by Jessica Zafra by Jessica Zafra

Out of the Blue (Review Author: Noelle Q. de Jesus)

 

The Philippines Is Not A Small Country by Gideon Lasco

Book ponders nationhood (Review Author: Ruel S. De Vera)

Gideon Lasco’s The Philippines Is Not a Small Country (Review Author: Jerome V. Cleofas)

A Sense of History and National Identity 

 

The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte by Vicente L. Rafael

No Beast Larger than All of Us: Theorizing Strongman Rule in the Philippine Postcolony (Review Author: Oscar Tantoco Serquiña Jr.)

Comparative Authoritarianism: On Vicente L. Rafael’s “The Sovereign Trickster” and Erin Murphy’s “Burmese Haze” (Review Author: Rosalie Metro)

 

The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898: The Dynamics of External Trade, Slavery, and Ethnicity in the Transformation of a Southeast Asian Maritime State by James Warren

BISDAK: The Timeless Insights of James Warren (Review Author: Patricio N. Abinales)

 

Virgin (muli) Po Ako (mga dulang may isang yugto) ni Reuel Molina Aguila 

Bakit virgin? A review of ‘Virgin Muli Po Ako’ (Review Author: Daniel Lorenzo Mariano)

 

Yñiga by Glenn Diaz

Holiday Reads (Review Author: Jenny Ortuoste)