The Many Ways of Being Muslim
Fiction by Muslim Filipinos
Edited by Coeli Barry
This landmark collection brings together for the first time twenty-two short stories by nine Muslim Filipinos written over nearly seven decades, beginning in the 1940s. Muslims are a minority in the predominantly Catholic Philippines and the integration of Muslims in this nation has been uneven. As the stories in this anthology reflect, there is no simple or single way to capture the complex ways Muslims from different backgrounds—but especially those from the college-educated middle classes—interact with and help define contemporary Filipino identity and intellectual life.
Few Muslims have seen their work anthologized in major short story collections in the Philippines. This anthology, possibly the largest assemblage of Muslim Filipino fictionists, is intended to give readers in the Philippines and elsewhere a chance to read and enjoy their writings.
About the Editor
Coeli Barry teaches at Mahidol University's Center for Human Rights Studies and is a Senior Advisor on the Culture and Rights Project at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Center in Bangkok. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow with the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.
Chiang Mai 2010
Size 130 x 197 mm.