Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. Cultural Writing. Asian-American Studies. Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association's Outstanding Achievement Recognition Award, 1997. HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, Eveline Galang's first collection of stories, steps foot into the lives of Filipina American women, but is accessible to readers of all ethnicities. HER WILD AMERICAN SELF reminds us of the importance in staying true to oneself amidst cultural clashes and assimilation. "An honest and insightful look at the experiences of Filipina American women who 'grew up hearing two languages'"-Ms. Magazine. Galang teaches creative writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
With irony and enthusiasm, anger and wit, Galang's stirring stories explore the Filipina American experience. "Told in an elegant, mesmerizing style ... while the brief, chantlike monologues that frame the collection are as lyrical as prayers". -- The New York Times Book Review
Filipina American debut author displays the contradictions of Asian American experience with irony and enthusiasm, anger and wit.
About the Author
M. Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self, One Tribe, and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery, as well as editor of the anthology Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images. Galang currently directs and teaches the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and works with the VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. She has been named one of the most influential Filipinas in the United States by the Filipina Women's Network.