No uprising fails. Each one is a step in the right direction...."
--SALUD ALGABRE, woman leader of the 1930 Sakdal Uprising in the Philippines against U.S. colonialism and its oligarchic subalterns
E. SAN JUAN's new collection of poems in Filipino, SALUD ALGABRE AT IBA PANG BAGONG TULA, is being launched by the University of San Agustin Press, sponsored by the Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Center under the brilliant direction of Professor John Iremil Teodoro.
SAN JUAN is an internationally renowned Filipino cultural critic and public intellectual based in the United States. His recent books are IN THE WAKE OF TERROR: CLASS, RACE. NATION AND ETHNICITY IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD (Lexington), US IMPERIALISM AND REVOLUTION IN THE PHILIPPINES (Palgrave Macmillan), RACISM AND CULTURAL STUDIES (Duke University Press), and the forthcoming BALIKBAYANG SINTA: AN E. SAN JUAN, JR. READER (Ateneo University Press).
San Juan was recently Fulbright professor of American Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and fellow of the Rockfeller Foundation Study Center at Bellagio, Italy. He works with the Philippine Forum, New York, and the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Connecticut, USA. He is on the editorial board of several international journals, including LEFT CURVE, NATURE SOCIETY AND THOUGHT, AMERASIAN JOURNAL, and ATLANTIC STUDIES. He has been invited to give several lectures in China and in the Philippines in Spring 2008.
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