A Pop History for ManilansIn early 1988, then Mayor Mel Lopez invited Nick Joaquin to write a popular history of Manila that young Manilans would enjoy The city s poet laureate whose entire body of work sings of Manila as Homer sang of Troy and Virgil of Rome complied with a will The firstedition of Manila, My Manila 1990 was distributed exclusively to the city s sA Pop History for ManilansIn early 1988, then Mayor Mel Lopez invited Nick Joaquin to write a popular history of Manila that young Manilans would enjoy The city s poet laureate whose entire body of work sings of Manila as Homer sang of Troy and Virgil of Rome complied with a will The firstedition of Manila, My Manila 1990 was distributed exclusively to the city s schools This hardcover gift edition finally brings Joaquin s celebration of his beloved city to readers throughout the world.
Manila My Manila A Pop History for ManilansIn early then Mayor Mel Lopez invited Nick Joaquin to write a popular history of Manila that young Manilans would enjoy The city s poet laureate whose entire body of wo
If you love Manila as much as I do, then this book is for you Go deep into the country s capital and discover our history and what shaped Manila to be the city it is now.
I have always been in love with this city and Nick Joaquin captures its soul in Manila my Manila
Manila, My Manila A History for the Young by Nick Joaquin talks about Manila the city and its people from Pre colonial until the the emergency of the Cory Aquino Administration.Finishing every page makes me realize how much I do not know about my own history As a Filipino and a Manila girl born, raised and educated in Manila and the surrounding cities , I can t believe each chapter can still make me go So that s what happened.Unfortunately, there is a flaw in the Filipino race albeit the always [...]
Nick Joaquin ingenuously blends the old with the new with this history for the young Filipino people Published in 1991, it is a landmark historical work, attempting to reconstruct history after the years of Martial Law and during the tumultuous years of the Aquino administration The author cites Morga s notes from the Sucesos and other sources of Spanish Manila and recreates the events as they have likely occurred He provides a unique Philippine perspective in a history written by colonialists f [...]
A history of the Philippines written by a Manile o a Philippine National Artist for Literature from the point of view of a Manila resident This book gives great insight into the city and how it came to evolve into what it is todayIt was fun and educational to learn about the prominent personalities that helped mold Manila and its destiny This is a highly recommended material for anybody interested in Philippine history
National Artist Nick Joaquin captured in 355 pages, our capital, Manila s rich history and culture that in turn shaped our country s destiny Manila, My Manila resonates with loveliness and pride Interesting trivias are intricately inter woven in this narrative without sounding too scholarly Hence, perfect for the history buffs in all of us.
Excellent, vivid history of Manila from its earliest days as a settlement for Malay voyagers to the lush delta of the Pasig River, through the insurrection against the Spanish, the brutal days of Japanese occupation during World War II to Marcos by one of the Philippines most illustrious writers Nick Joaquin I loved it and it helped that I was reading it in Manila.
This is a must read book for anyone living in Manila It s the wonderfully entertaining history of the capital A light but insightful read The book washes out a bit towards the end when describing the Marcos years
Nice take on the story and evolution of Manila from Intramuros to the arrabales to Malaca ang to Greater Manila and beyond intertwined with anecdotes of important personalities and common folk.
This book deserves to be read again I love my Manila Nick Joaquin should live forever if only to continue this book.
excellent book truly joaquin ish
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