Bitter Country and Other Stories
Ninotchka Rosca’s Bitter Country and Other Stories is a captivating collection of five tales—Bitter Country, Children of the War, The Southern Seas, A Parable of Evil, and The Seventh Circle—that serves as a profound exploration of the human condition through the lens of parables.
In each story, Rosca weaves together vivid characters and meticulously crafted narratives to expose the underlying forces that shape our society. From the educated elite to the oppressed, Rosca delves into the nature of evil, examining the consequences of denying personal freedom and the freedom of others. Through her powerful analysis, she confronts the reader with a choice between the forces of death and the transformative power of freedom.
Ninotchka Rosca is an internationally acclaimed Filipina writer, human rights activist, and feminist, whose own experiences as a political prisoner and exile in the Philippines have shaped her storytelling and unwavering commitment to social justice.
Malaya Books Inc., Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 5.94 inches / 116 pages / BW
One copy only. Previously owned, with foxing stains on pages, otherwise good condition.