Tuesday, July 3, 2012

FROM FILCOLS Member Anvil Publishing: Cyan Abad-Jugo to launch new book, Salingkit: A 1986 Diary

FILCOLS Member Anvil Publishing, Inc, and Powerbooks in cooperation with Albergus Catering launch the third book of writer Cyan Abad-Jugo entitled Salingkit on July 21, 3 p.m., at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4. This young adult novel unfolds as a journal of Kitty Eugenio, a twelve-year old whose teenage anxieties are played out amidst the socio- political scenario of 1986. An extraordinary year, it was also a year of the Tiger and the year of People Power. It also marks the unusual passage of the Haley’s comet --a harbinger of upheaval and change. Typical of any adolescent, Kit finds refuge from the confusion in real life among her friends and the popular music of the times.

The title Salingkit comes from the Filipino expression “Saling-Pusa” referring to a person who doesn’t belong.

The book depicts the life and times of the generation referred to as “Martial Law Babies” –those born during the period 1971 to 1983 under then President Ferdinand Marcos and his Bagong Lipunan authoritarian regime.

The author teaches English at the Ateneo de Manila University. She wrote her first book, Father And Daughter: The Figures of Our Speech, with her father Gemino H Abad in 1996. Her recent book, Leaf of Shadow: Stories About Some Friendly Creatures in 2008, includes her children’s story “Behind The Old Aparador,” which won a Carlos Memorial Palanca Award.

Reposted with permission from panitikan.com.ph.

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