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Tag: Eliza Victoria

Weaving the mythical with realities

Weaving the mythical with realities

Literary
by CZERIZHA KAIZEL S. ADZUARA DESPERATION LURES people to drastic measures. Those who ought to overcome their plight often resort to means that are most accessible to them— even if those means are perilous. In the Philippines, Filipinos rummage through limited choices to endure economic hardships. Due to the circumstances caused by systemic neglect, they are accustomed to gambling with risk as they crawl their way to survival. A depiction of this social phenomenon is Seventeen Prayers to the Many-Eyed Mother. Published by Avenida Publishing House, the collection of 17 short stories was written by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature awardee Eliza Victoria. She also authored several novels such as National Philippine Book Award-winning Dwellers (2014) and the fantasy-f...