Where are your Literary Giants? Examination of the Production and Reception of Cebuano Literature, 1975–2015

Posted by on January 6, 2021 in Recent Publications | 0 comments

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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