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One Tribe
M. Evelina Galang

$26.00 Hardcover
ISBN: 1-930974-58-2 / 978-1-930974-58-6
Publication Date: March, 2006

Winner of the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for Fiction

AWP Award Series in the Novel
Judge: Elizabeth McCracken

In One Tribe, the death of Isabel Manalo’s unborn child stirs wide spread speculation in her small Midwestern suburb. Fed up with the noise of local tsismosas (gossips), she moves to Virginia Beach to teach myth and history to Filipino American youth. Isa Manalo walks into the chaos of drive by shootings, beauty pageants, and community politicking. At every turn she runs up against youth gangs who distrust her, community elders who disapprove of her loose outsider ways, and a Filipino boyfriend who accuses her of acting too white. Eventually Isa fights back. As Hurricane Emilia brews at the edge of the east coast, Isa opens her house to a local girl gang and nourishes their troubled spirits, instigating change sudden as the shift of tropical winds.

See M. Evelina Galang at the Filipina Summit in Washington D.C.


New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University, Dept. of English,
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