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Sophie Mayer

Allan Popa - Drone

Allan Popa is probably the Philippines’ most significant living poet, having published seven collections and teaching a new generation of writers at Ateneo de Manila University. […] Popa also writes and publishes in English, which Elmer Ordonez notes is ‘one of the legacies of the country’s colonial experience; in fact, English was used by the American occupiers to achieve cultural hegemony over a nation that had fought Spanish colonialism for close to four centuries.’

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Date: 6 August 2014

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