Children of the Postcolony: Filipino Intellectuals and Decolonization, 1946–1972
- About the Book
Writing against historical forgetting, Charlie Samuya Veric reconstructs the foundations of Filipino postcolonial thought following Philippine independence from the United States in 1946. On the one hand, he narrates the rise of postcolonial knowledge after the formal birth of the nation. On the other, he examines the ideas of the first generation of intellectuals who came of age after independence—Edith L. Tiempo, Fernando Zobel, Bienvenido L. Lumbera, E. San Juan, Jr., and Jose Maria Sison—whose penetrating insights into literary formalism, modern art, vernacular tradition, subaltern internationalism, and mass revolution constitute key cultural archives of postcolonial knowledge production. Original and provocative, Children of the Postcolony illuminates Filipino decolonization and argues for the vitality of its still unrealized dreamworld.
- About the Author(s)
Charlie Samuya Veric, AuthorCharlie Samuya Veric holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University where he was awarded the John Hay Whitney Fellowship. A former fellow of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study and the bestselling author of Histories, Boyhood, and The Love of a Certain Age, he is an Associate Professor of English at the Ateneo de Manila University.