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In conversation: Cebuano writers on Philippine literature and English

Simeon Dumdum, Timothy Mo and Resil Mojares

in Philippine English

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099470
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207264 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0019
In conversation: Cebuano writers on Philippine literature and English

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In this concluding chapter, three Cebuano writers — Simeon Dumdum, Timothy Mo, and Dr. Resil Mojares — discuss the Cebuano tradition of English-language creative writing, the legacy of Spanish and American colonialism, and English in the Philippines. Simeon Dumdum went to Ireland as a teenage seminarian before pursuing a legal career and is regarded as one of the best poets the Visayas has ever produced. Timothy Mo is a novelist and a regular visitor to the Philippines. Dr. Resil Mojares has been Director of the Center of Cebuano Studies at the University of San Carlos and has taught and lectured at universities in America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Keywords: Cebuano writers; Simeon Dumdum; Timothy Mo; Resil Mojares; creative writing; colonialism

Chapter.  4668 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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