Author: Merlie Alunan
Twenty years in the making, SUSUMATON: ORAL NARRATIVES OF LEYTE, edited by Merlie Alunan, brings the narrative practice from the mouths of the storykeepers straight into print, with direct transcripts, presented exactly as they were told, to enable the reader to echo the storyteller's voice as he reads. They are reflections of the people's view of the world, social values and relationships, history, politics, memory, and show the various ways in which the imagination brings experience into manageable human terms. The book is both document and tribute to the homegrown storytellers of the nation, and of the Waray storytellers speaking in their own tongue.
C2016 / AUP