This book includes essays of the narrative of Filipino lives in the United States to provoke interrogation of the conventional wisdom and a critique of the global system of capital. It helps in constituting the Filipino community as an agent of historic change in a racist society.
Introduction 1. Alias "Flips," "Pinoys," "Brown Monkeys … ": From the Boondocks to the "Belly of the Beast" 2. From Identity Politics to Transformative Critique 3. Arming the Spirit, Writing in Times of Emergency 4. Bulosan's Metamorphosis: The Return of the Alter/Native 5. Resistance, Intervention, Deliverance: Lessons from Philip Vera Cruz 6. Prophesying a Permanent Cultural Revolution 7. Fragments from an Exile's Journal