Joe Montano pinoy at
Fri May 18 21:28:54 UTC 2001

Hello All,

I saw the posting from Rosanne Rocher on the Association of Asian American
Studies list. Here is a book which might be helpful for the student who grew
up in the US w/ Thai & Filipina parents.

Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization among Post-1965 Filipino

by Leny Mendoza Strobel
A Giraffe Book
Quezon City, Philippines

You may acquire it from Arkipelago Books in San Francisco. Below is the
original email w/ contact information.

Good luck!

Joe Montano
Executive Director
National Federation of Filipino American Associations
1444 N Street, NW
Washington, DC   20005
(202) 986-9330
(202) 986-9332 fax
pinoy at

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 22:59:02 EST
From: wmdariotis at
Subject: Arkipelago Books

In a message dated 2/12/01 11:09:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
miromero at writes:

<< Press Release:  Arkipelago Books Announces "Coming Full Circle"

  Arkipelago Books of San Francisco announces the publication of a much
  anticipated book, COMING FULL CIRCLE: The Process of Decolonization Among
  Post-1965 Filipino Americans, by Leny Mendoza Strobel. The book, published
  by Giraffe Books, will be launched on March 17, Saturday, from
  at Arkipelago Books on 953 Mission St (at Mint Mall) in San Francisco.

  Written by Leny Mendoza Strobel, Coming Full Circle, is the first book
  documents the process of decolonization or undoing colonial mentality
  contemporary Filipino Americans. The book is about the recovery and
  re-imagination of Filipino identity and culture. Strobel describes this
  process of decolonization as she worked with eight
  co-researchers/participants in exploring the importance of: (Filipino)
  language/s, cultural memory, indigenous values, history, emotions,
  spirituality, and community institutions. The result is a book that serves
  as a guide to anyone who wants to experience the wholess of his/her
  Filipino "Loob" (sense of self) and know the power that comes from the
  naming and telling of one´s life.

  The book launching event on March 17th will be dedicated to the memory of
  Ver Enriquez, NVM Gonzalez, and BulletX Marasigan - whose lives and works
  inspired a generation towards `coming full circle´. The author and her
  co-researchers will read excerpts from the book. The event will also
  feature a babaylan blessing ritual offered by Evelie Arellano Posch, a
  martial arts performance by Michelle Bautista, and responses from academic
  and community leaders.

  The event is free and open to the public. The event also coincides with
  rallying of support for Arkipelago Books whose presence in the Mission
  District as a community and cultural institution is being threatened by
  proposed redevelopment of this area for hightech businesses.

  For more information, call 415/371-8150 or email at
  miromero at

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