Border Lover Not Home But Here: Writing from the Filipino Diaspora (2003) Merlinda Bobis, University of Wollongong.
Merlinda Carullo Bobis is a contemporary Philippine-Australian writer and academic. Also a dancer and visual artist, Bobis currently teaches at Wollongong University. Born in Legaspi City, in the Philippines province of Albay, Merlinda Bobis attended Bicol University High School then completed her B.A. at Aquinas University in Legaspi City.Biography Merlinda Bobis was born in the Philippines and taught for ten years at two universities and a tertiary college in Manila. She completed a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, where she became a senior lecturer in Creative Writing.Merlinda Bobis, a Filipino-Australian, is the author of three novels, five poetry books, seven dramatic works (stage and radio), a collection of short stories, a monograph on writing and researching fiction, and more than eighty poems, stories, and scholarly articles in literary anthologies, journals and magazines.
Merlinda Bobis (born 25 November 1959) is a contemporary Philippine-Australian writer and academic. Born in Legazpi City, in the Philippines province of Albay, Merlinda Bobis attended Bicol University High School then completed her B.A. at Aquinas University in Legazpi City. She holds post-graduate degrees from the University of Santo Tomas and University of Wollongong, and now lives in.
Nine-year old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive. Ten years later, she wakes with a locust embedded in her brow. This political fable and coming-of-age story is a girl’s magical journey through the border. The border has cut the human heart.
Satire in the novels of Merlinda Bobis by Sherill Asis-Gilbas. of the banana heart to find a way to appease her family's hunger and win her mother's love.. The earth is now mostly desert, except the last green haven behind the border where the carers of the earth preserve the natural order. Carers manage the earth's last resources and.
Summary: Portrait of two Manila street kids, Rita and Jay. Jay survives by picking pockets while Rita works as a child prostitute. Images of her tourist clients never seem to leave her, nor do the memories of her village life shattered forever by military evacuation. The two meet in the city park at night where they fantasise about the food they might eat and try to bury the past.
This is where it begins. I am six years old, perhaps five. Grandmother is storytelling about the crab-stealer hiding under the bed. Each story-word crackles under the ghost's teeth, infernal under my skin. I shiver. But perhaps this is where it begins. Grandfather teasing me with that lady in the hills walking into his dream, each time a different.
Merlinda Bobis has often described herself as a “border lover” with a deeply humanist and planetary vision. Her work travels wide and far, relentlessly straddling various art forms, genres, languages and cultures, inscribing difference and alterity in place of reified categorisations and the strangleholds of identity-thinking as few writers have been able to.
An award-winning transnational, cross-disciplinary writer and scholar, Bobis is the author of prose fiction and poetry, academic discourse, and dramatic works for radio and stage.
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In her lush, luminous debut novel, Merlinda Bobis creates a dazzling feast for all the senses. Richly imagined, gloriously written, Banana Heart Summer is an incandescent tale of food, family, and longing—at once a love letter to mothers and daughters and a lively celebration of friendship and community. Twelve-year-old Nenita is hungry for everything: food, love, life.
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Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed after its men attempt to cross the border. Nine-year old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive.
Most everything has dried up water, the womb, even the love among lovers Hunger is rife and survival desperate, except across the border One night, a village is bombed for attempting to cross the border Nine year old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive Ten years later, she wakes with a locust embedded in her brow A magical fable, this is a girl s journMost everything has dried.
For those who love to love and eat For those who long to love and eat. I fell in love with the book Banana Heart Summer by Merlinda Bobis as soon as I read the title of the first chapter of the book (quoted above). Those words, strung together, told me I was going to like the novel — I’ve always subscribed to the idea of a correlation between loving and enjoying food.
Merlinda Bobis was born in the Philippines but now lives in Australia.