Today was the start of the annual Manila International Book Fair, and that’s excellent timing, because it allows me to once again encourage everyone interested in Philippine mythology and indigenous culture to get a copy of Prof. Herminia Meñez Coben’s book “Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History“.  You’ll remember Professor Coben of course as one of the experts who was gracious enough to talk mythology with me in “Alternative Alamat“, and her book has been a huge influence on how I see our cultural heritage. The book has also just received an excellent review from the prestigious Asian Ethnology journal, and you can get a PDF of that review here.

In short, if they’re selling the book at the Ateneo University Press booth at the book fair, grab it!

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