“Being a Meranaw writer is being a Mindanawon writer. And being a Mindanawon writer is being a world writer, a global writer. We may find ourselves in different situations; we can write different storylines largely based on the culture we come from. We can’t localize or culturally contextualize certain experiences. Make our stories very Mindanawon. But the experiences in general, the stories that we have are actually commonplace throughout the world. We are all champions of humanity.”

– “On Meranaw, Mindanawon Writing” by Diandra-Ditma A. Macarambon

LAOANEN: Kababaihan / Digmaan / Kapayapaan

Faye Cura (editor)

The book gathers ten essays by women, including Meranaw writers, on Mindanawon literature and culture, the breakout of the 2017 Marawi Siege, and the resulting Martial Law in Mindanao. It is an offshoot of the Laoanen: Women Stand for Marawi Information & Fundraising Drive that was organized by Gantala Press in the same year in support of internally displaced persons from Marawi, especially women and children.

Publication Date: 2017
Language: Filipino, English
Format: Softbound
Pages: 68
Size: 5.5” x 8”
ISBN: 978-621-95663-1-5
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