Sunday, August 18, 2013

Borges and the Postcolonial

Jorge Luis Borges teaches me to solve questions that are inherently ethical and political to my condition as a Filipino author, says Filipino author Gina Apostol. Questions such as, Who am I writing for? What is my tradition? If I am writing to speak my 'nation,' how am I defining it? And Borges reminds me that what is central to my knowledge of myself is provisional and fabricated: it comes from texts. Read more at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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