***Note: I am not the author of this text. Published with permission from Lisandro Claudio***
“It’s about time. The Manila Review fills a CRITICAL gap — that is, criticism that raises the level, not just the decibel, of discourse in the Philippines and wherever Filipinos are.” -Sheila Coronel
About The Manila Review
The Manila Review (MR) is a biannual online publication that aims to map the ideas that shape public discussion in the Philippines. Through review essays of recent and outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction, film, and art, it will serve as a living record of changes in politics, the humanities, the sciences, and their intersections.
The MR will also be a vehicle for interventions in public debates that require perspectives outside first world literary and academic circles. It seeks to situate the Philippines within global public cultures through analysis that is cosmopolitan and comparative.
MR will seek contributions from various fields and from authors espousing different views, to ensure that each issue becomes a forum for plural discussions on various aspects of Philippine life.