Monday, May 1, 2023


Editor's Note: As you, dear Reader, can imagine, aggregating all online links is a huge task. While your editor has gotten started, she's only one person. So this site, too, will depend on your volunteer efforts to send review links; you can do so by emailing links to galateaten at gmail dot com  SALAMAT! 


(Listed in alphabetical order by authors' or editors' last names. CLICK on links to go to reviews.)

Tao Po! Tuloy! Isang Landas ng Pagunawa sa Loob ng Tao by Albert E. Alejo (Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications, 1990) 
Engaged by Leny M. Strobel for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

Generating Energies In Mount Apo: Cultural Politics In A Contested Environment  by Albert E. Alejo (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001) 
Engaged by Leny M. Strobel for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt: Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan, edited by Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao (University Press of America, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
Reviewed by Paulino Lim, Jr. for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #4, February 2017

THE NOVEL OF JUSTICE: SELECTED ESSAYS 1968-1994 (Anvil Publishing, 1996)
Reviewed by Maileen Hamto for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #6, June 2018

CARLOS VILLA AND THE INTEGRITY OF SPACES, Edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves (Meritage Press, San Francisco & St. Helena, 2011)
Reviewed by Carina del Rosario for the International Examiner, Aug. 1, 2012

TRICKSTERS & COSMOPOLITANS: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production by Rei Magosaki, with review focus on Jessica Hagedorn (Fordham University Press, New York, 2016)
Engaged by Eileen R. Tabios for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #4, February 2017

The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader edited by Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano and Anthony Abulencia Santa Ana (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., San Francisco, 2018)
Reviewed by Veronica Montes for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #7, December 2018

CONTRACTING COLONIALISM: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule by Vicente L. Rafael (Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1993)
Reviewed by Marina Roseman for The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 4, November 1989)
Reviewed by The American Historical Review, Volume 94, Issue 5, 1989
Reviewed by J. Jorge Klor de Alva for American Anthropologist, March 1989
Reviewed by Mike Fast, "Contracting Colonialism Presentation Handout" for Scribd
Reviewed by Cristina Blanc-Szanton for Pacific Affairs, Volume 62, No. 3, Autumn 1989
Reviewed by Jean-Paul G. Potet for Persee, Volume 43, Issue 43, 1992
Reviewed by Vicente Diaz for The Contemporary Pacific, Spring 1991
Reviewed by Cesario Minor, Jr. for littlegapanese, March 8, 2008
Engaged by Bo Pettersson, University of Helsinki
Reviewed by eli_on_the_run, Dec. 5, 2008
OTHER REVIEWS are available at Cornell University Press website.

SISA’S VENGEANCE: A Radical Interpretation of Jose Rizal by E. San Juan, Jr. (Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Connecticut, 2014)
Reviewed by Francis C. Macansanto in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #4, February 2017

Reviewed by Helen C. Toribio for Our Own Voice, April 2001
Reviewed by Omehra Sigahne for BagongPinay, The Illustrado and Amazon, 2002
Reviewed by Marjorie Light for Galatea Resurrects #5, February 2007

BLACK LIGHTNING: Poetry in Progress by Eileen R. Tabios (Asian American Writers Workshop, New York, 1998)
Reviewed by Kitty Chen Dean for the Library Journal, 1998

Poetry Is: Jose Garcia Villa's Philosophy of Poetry, Edited by Robert L. King (Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City, 2015)
Reviewed by James Sale for The Society, Nov. 6, 2015 

FILIPINO WOMEN WRITERS IN ENGLISH, THEIR STORY 1905-2002 by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003)
Reviewed by Susan Evangelista for Philippine Studies, Second Quarter 2004



"War in the Filipino Imagination: Filipino Writers in the United States Wrestling with the Minotaur" by Epifanio San Juan, discussing the works of Carlos Bulosan, Bienvenido Santos, Jessica Hagedorn, Gina Apostol, Nick Carbo, N.V.M. Gonzalez, Ninotchka Rosca, among others. War, Literature and the Arts.


(useful for teaching the books!)

Angel De La Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2013) -- Discussion Guide by Dr. Allyson Tintiangco Cubales and Dr. Dawn Mabalon, both professors at SF State University. Available HERE as free downloadable .pdf.

SCREAMING MONKEYS: Critiques of Asian American Images edited by M. Evelina Galang, in collaboration with Poetry Editor Eileen Tabios, Nonfiction Editor Sunaina Maira, Art Editor Jordan Isip and Found Images Editor Anida Yoeu Esguerra (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 1996) -- Discussion Guide by Dr. Allyson Tintiangco Cubales and Dr. Dawn Mabalon, both professors at SF State University. Available HERE as free downloadable .pdf.

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