Sugar and Salt #2020

Sugar and Salt By Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo Sugar and Salt An egg binds time in a place where lightning is a playmate of women and girls but a gift of a mirror presages the destruction of what had been a haven for the female This modern fable is of such surp
  • Title: Sugar and Salt
  • Author: Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo
  • ISBN: 9789712717468
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sugar and Salt By Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo An egg binds time in a place where lightning is a playmate of women and girls, but a gift of a mirror presages the destruction of what had been a haven for the female This modern fable is of such surprising juxtapositions, reflecting the seemingly trite but assuredly cruel twists of Philippine women s history.
    Sugar and Salt By Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo
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    About "Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo"

    1. Ninotchka Rosca Christina Quisumbing Ramilo

      Ninotchka Rosca is an outstanding contemporary writer, human rights activist and feminist She is the author of six books her short story collections include Bitter Country and Monsoon Country her two novels are State of War and Twice Blessed which earned the 1993 American Book Award for excellence in literature and her books of non fiction are Endgame The Fall of Marcos and Jose Maria Sison At Home in the World Portrait of a Revolutionary Rosca s short stories have been included in several anthologies, among them, the 1986 Best 100 Short Stories in the U.S compiled by Raymond Carver and the Missouri Review Anthology She is a two time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a frequent contributor to Ms Magazine, The Nation, Village Voice, Q and other U.S and European periodicals Rosca is an internationally known activist for human rights A political prisoner under the Marcos regime in the Philippines, she was forced into exile when threatened with a second arrest Rosca has participated in numerous world forums and conferences for human rights She serves on the board of the Survivors Committee, a network of former political prisoners and human rights activists She has also been in leadership positions with Amnesty International and the PEN American Center Rosca was a founder and the first national chair of the GABRIELA Network AF3IRM GABnet , a Filipina American women s rights organization in the United States She is the international spokesperson of GABRIELA Network s Purple Rose Campaign against the trafficking of women, with an emphasis on Filipinas She is also a board member of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute and the initiating committee of Mariposa Alliance.She was active in planning the UN Conference on Women which took place in Beijing, China Rosca is particularly concerned with women s human rights focusing on the issues of sex tourism, trafficking, the mail order bride industry, and violence against women For her achievements, Rosca has been designated as one of the 12 Asian American Women of Hope by the Bread and Roses Cultural Project These women were chosen by scholars and community leaders for their courage, compassion and commitment in helping to shape society They are considered role models for young people of color, who, in the words of Gloria Steinem, have been denied the knowledge that greatness looks like them Source Speak Out

    678 thoughts on “Sugar and Salt”

    1. This is a short fable about Melchora Aquino 1812 1919 , who is known here in the Philippines as the Grand Woman of the Revolution and Mother of Balintawak Aquino was 84 when the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish government started in 1898 She was a single parent with 6 children and was operating a small store in Balintawak She opened her house to the rebels She tended the injured ones, fed the hungry, prayed for the souls of the dying In her honor, there is a district and a whole stretch [...]


    2. This is a book of so few pages It is, however, so heavy to carry around Oh, so heavy.It is but a simple story, a fable It is of so few words, but it is of so much thought.It deals with a history of a people, a people whose identity seems quite vague, but an identity that is carried through a lineage of a chosen few of the few who chose and who seem to dwindle with each generation It talks about the Filipino.It also, interestingly enough, deals with sugar and salt, both of which have had their pa [...]


    3. Book 61 for 2012 Women s history Profound Mysterious Head trip For a small book, it packed a lot of punch I was reeling while reading it.



    4. A glimpse of how Filipinas were oppressed during the colonial period Subtly debunks the myth that Westerners were always advanced in terms of feminism Lol


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