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Philippine Woman in America

Philippine Woman in America

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A collection of thirty-six essays by Cecilia Manguerra Brained published in Philippine American News, 1982-1988. 

"I named my column 'Filipina-American Perspective' because my topics are viewed from the point of view of a Filipino American in America. Whether I am looking at events in the Philippines or in America, the writer is this person who has lived in the U.S. for a number of years. I am not only a Filipina, neither am I only an American— I integrate the two cultures. While I make this definition of myself, I hope that my children and grandchildren will not need to call themselves 'Filipino Americans.' I hope that they will be so much part of American society that they won't be asked, 'Where do you come from?' This does not mean that I want them to forget their Filipino heritage, because I do want them to be proud of their background. I guess I long for the days when Filipino Americans will be totally integrated into mainstream American society."

M. Brainard, Cecilia "Getting Past this Crazy Name Game," Philippine Woman in America: Essays by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, New Day Publishers, 1991, pp.79-80

New Day Publishers, Philippines

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Softcover / 8.50 x 5.75 inches / 100 pages / BW


ISBN: 971-10-0424-0

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