Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming... What My Family Never Told Me

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When Filipino American and former US Air Force officer Analiza Quiroz was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in the Philippines, she had two goals. First, she wanted to talk with prostitutes near Clark Air Base to understand the US military's impact on their lives. Second, she wanted to talk with her family and learn about her Filipino roots. They seemed to be two separate goals reached by talking with people in two separate worlds. Never did she expect her two goals to overlap. In these stories, Analiza shares her experiences with the people she met in the Philippines. The stories are sometimes sad, sometimes shocking, but always true. Although they are narratives, the stories inevitably raise questions about the social impact of the US military abroad, the troubled lives of young girls, and the effects of colonialism on Filipinos' mentality and self-esteem. The stories also reveal that the prostitutes and her parents had one thing in common: they risked all for the dream of a better life. Analiza Quiroz earned her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.B.A from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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Analiza Quiroz
Published by T'Boli Publishing and Distribu (2007)
ISBN 10: 1887764704 ISBN 13: 9781887764704
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Book Description T'Boli Publishing and Distribu, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1887764704

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