Sincere, shapeless- no doubt genuine, but of little more than routine interest, this book of reminiscences of a Filipino,...

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I HAVE LIVED WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Sincere, shapeless- no doubt genuine, but of little more than routine interest, this book of reminiscences of a Filipino, who, in early teens, came to this country, full of the dream of his great and powerful America, only to find it was not the expected land of promise, and stayed to become the inevitable houseboy. Pot-pourri of general facts, anecdotes, opinions- from the Anglo-American angle. He details his early impressions of America, as he gathered them from friends and relatives returned to the Philippines; and after he himself comes here, his own struggle against prejudice and bigotry, the struggles of others of his race, (case histories, charts and court records). There are brief profiles of Filipinos in this country, of Americans in the Philippines, who have made a mark. And he gives a sense of a beginning of lifting of the hate and ostracism after Bataan. Lacks the emotional values that gave Carlos Bulosan's America Is In the Heart its impact.

Pub Date: March 7, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Caxton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948