The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance by Matt Ortile
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Peppy and pointed reflection on the experience of culture and colonization. It's like listening in on a friendly, sharp, post-college mono-chat about cultural theory meets lived experience, with a brief history of the Philippines and some 2010s hip blogging/writing connex. The author's reading absolutely adds value to my experience of the book.
(My review written from the perspective of a Gen X writer and cultural studies academic with some growing up years in the Philippines and a tug-of-war lens of cynicism-optimism.)
(Includes some explicit sex description, FYI.)
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