Babaylan Sing Back
Babaylan Sing Back: Philippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place by Grace Nono depicts the embodied voices of Native Filipino ritual specialists known as babaylan. They are widely believed to have perished during colonial times or to survive on the margins in the present day. They are either persecuted as witches and purveyors of superstition or valorized as symbols of gender equality and anti-colonial resistance. Drawing on fieldwork in the Philippines and in the Philippine diaspora, Grace Nono's deep engagement with the song and speech of a number of living ritual specialists demonstrates Native historical agency in the 500th year anniversary between the Filipinos and European colonizers.
Cornell University Press, USA
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 239 pages / BW