Asian and Philippine Folktales: Retellings by PAWWA



Asian and Philippine Folktales: Retellings by PAWWA 
PALH 2022, 152 pages
ISBN 9781953716262 (sc) - ORDER

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Asian and Philippine Folktales: Retellings by PAWWA (ISBN: 9781953716262), which contains Asian and Philippine folktales as retold by members of PAWWA (Philippine American Women Writers and Artists). This new print edition honors the women of PAWWA.

This small group of Filipina writers in America had published these stories in two books that have been out-of-print for many years. This 2022 collection includes 25 folktales from places such as Laos, Japan, Korea, Sumatra, Vietnam, China, Bali, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines. The book's target audience is 9 and older.

PAWWA was founded in 1991 by a group of seven Filipina writers in Southern California. It was the first such support group for Filipina women writers. PAWWA's founding members are: Valorie Slaughter Bejarano, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Mariquita Athena Davison, Fe Panalingan Koons, Susan N. Montepio, Cecile Caguingin Ochoa, and Nentuzka C. Villamar.

PALH is an offshoot of the work done by PAWWA. When the group dissolved in 1998, founding members Susan Montepio and Cecilia Brainard continued the publishing and distributing of select Philippine and Filipino American books under the imprint of PALH or Philippine American Literary House. When Susan Montepio later pursued other personal projects, Cecilia Brainard continued PALH’s work solo. 


"These stories unlock a storehouse of cultural knowledge – of lessons learned from tapestries of words. Parents, children, and educators and all others who love “old-time stories” will enjoy this collection.” Herminia MeƱez Coben, Folklorist, Author of Explorations in Philippine Folklore and Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History.

"What a wonderful book!  I know that when I read them to my grandchildren, I will also be that little girl again, enraptured by my nanny's tales of the characters in these stories." ~ Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist


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