Where are your Literary Giants? Examination of the Production and Reception of Cebuano Literature, 1975–2015
Marie Rose B. Arong
College of Communication Art and Design
University of the Philippines Cebu
This article examines the logic of the Philippine literary publishing industry. Similar to other formerly colonized nations, the country’s publishing industry is controlled by a few publishers based in the capital, Metro Manila, resulting in the marginalization of regional writing. Authors outside the borders of the metropolitan space experience an intellectual dependency on the Manila-centric publishing industry. This article, thus, seeks to analyze the consequences of this dependency on the publishing trends in regional writing, using Cebuano literature as case study.
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