FROM AMERICA TO AFRICA, Voices of Filipino Women Overseas

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Nineteen Filipino women who have established homes and careers in various parts of the world come together in "FROM AMERICA TO AFRICA: Voices of Filipino Women Overseas". In essays especially written for the book, the women describe, discuss and reflect on their lives and their work, and the lessons they have drawn from being Filipino women abroad.

The writers of "FROM AMERICA TO AFRICA: Voices of Filipino Women Overseas" include a Muslim nurse in Saudi Arabia; an information technology expert in the government of Ontario, Canada; a nuclear safeguards inspector in Vienna; a former Ambassador to the United Nations in both Geneva and New York, a writer of history in Chile; a women's rights advocate in Eastern Europe; a television broadcaster in Singapore; a missionary nun in Cameroon, Africa; a visual artist and a translator of books in France; a domestic helper turned magazine editor in Hongkong; and a development consultant in Italy. Seven of the writers are based in the United States. They include the CEO of a giant multinational corporation, an animal rights' crusader, a fictionist, a yoga teacher, an inner-city activitist, a child care specialist, and an obstetrician-gynecologist.

The migrant's experience described in the essays is evoked by the cover painting done by Rome-based Lina Llaguno Ciani. A pointillist sketch of the writer by Philippine-based artist Lynett Villariba accompanies each essay.

The book was edited by journalist Lorna Kalaw-Tirol and published by New York-based corporate executive Imelda M. Nicolas

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Lorna Kalaw-Tirol is Editor and Co-publisher of the book, "FROM AMERICA TO AFRICA: Voices of Filipino Women Overseas". She is a freelance journalist and book editor. She has been connected with various magazines and newspapers in Manila since the Sixties and briefly with a regional newspaper, "The Asian", in Hongkong.

In the last five years, three of the books she has edited - "Coming To Terms", "Duet for EDSA", and "The World of 1896" - have won National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle.

Ms. Tirol is a co-founder and member of the board of editors of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Since turning freelancer four years ago, she has been working from her home in Antipolo City, east of Manila. She and her husband, a newspaper publisher, have two sons. REVIEW1: "In 19 essays, 19 women living and working around the world, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Paris and Hongkong, in the warrens of UN offices in Geneva, among international NGO's in Rome and among communities in Chile, share what it means to be a Filipina among foreigners. Their experiences cover the whole range of social and professional levels: a missionary nun, the CEO of a major multinational company, an obstetrician-gynecologist, an international diplomat, a television broadcaster, a nuclear safeguards inspector, a nurse and a domestic helper.....And yet many are the common threads that run through their accounts, mini-biographies that seek to explain why they are where they are, and the journey that brought them there." REVIEW1_SOURCE: Rina Jimenez-David, opinion columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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