Ambahan: A Love Story (Poems) by Quintin Jove V. Pastrana (signed)
Ambahan: A Love Story (Poems) by Quintin Jove V. Pastrana (signed)

Ambahan: A Love Story (Poems) by Quintin Jove V. Pastrana (signed)

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Ambahan, A Love Story written by Quintin Jose V. Pastrana celebrates and honors the Hanunuo Mangyan’s traditional form of poetry. In the words of Dr. Nestor Castro, Cultural Anthropologist from the University of the Philippines: “While honoring the tradition, he (Quintin) has introduced his own innovations in verse structure with fixed seven-line stanzas to create a more rigid art form while infusing new metaphors, contemporary themes; and from his experience, different aspects of love.”

Award-winning author Danton Remoto lends his expertise in translating the poems in Filipino and with inscriptions of Mangyan script (Surat Mangyan) by the indigenous peoples organization ---Pinagkausahan Hanunuo sa Daga Ginurang (PHADAG).

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“While honoring the tradition, he (Quintin) has introduced his own innovations in verse structure with fixed seven-line stanzas to create a more rigid art form while infusing new metaphors, contemporary themes; and from his experience, different aspects of love.” - Dr. Nestor Castro, Cultural Anthropologist from the University of the Philippines:

"Ambahan: A love story, bears witness to a 21st century cosmopolitan falling in love with, then finding his cultural voice through, an indigenous Peoples' poetry. Having worked together on Bamboo Whispers, we now salute Quintin V. Pastrana's next step in this natural progression of rejuvenating traditional forms into his contemporary expressions. The Mangyan Heritage centre thanks Quintin for his commitment to get the indigenous peoples organization— Pinagkausahan sa Hanunuo Daga Ginurang (PHDAG)'s Free, Prior and Informed Consent. And for inspiring others to embark upon similar journeys of personal discovery closer to their own cultural soul." - Lolita Delgado Fansler

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Paperback signed by the author
Publisher: Far Eastern University Press
ISBN: 978-9716780642