‘Ilustrado’ Miguel Syjuco in Conversation Event Press Release

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Man Asia Literary Prize Winner speaks at Asia House

11th March, Asia House, New Cavendish Street

For decades, the Filipino community has watched the UK media perpetuate the negative stereotypes of the Philippines. After the latest PR beating, from BBC2’s documentary ‘Explore’, many from the Filipino community in the U.K yearn for the ‘other truths’ of the Philippines to be revealed.

Now, Philippine Generations shines the spotlight on a gem of literary talent that has emerged in 2008 Man Asia Literary Prize winner, Miguel Syjuco. His manuscript “Ilustrado” is a semi-autobiographical novel about a couple of Filipino writers in New York who belong to the Ilustrado class.

With more Filipinos appearing in the media, such as Mutya Buena seen last month on 2009 Celebrity Big Brother, Manny Pacquiao defeating boxing legend Oscar Dela Hoya in December 2008 and Myleene Klass in every shop window for M&S and every T.V screen for Pantene, is it a sign of the Filipino widespread talent standing out from the cultural mix and a greater awareness to begin?

After the success of Philippine Cuisine in June 2008, Philippine Generations have been invited to collaborate once again with Asia House who is opening its doors on 11th March 2009 at 6.30pm inviting you to join the rising literary star as he talks about his story and reads excerpts from the Prize winning manuscript.

Philippine Generations was established in 2007 by a small number of young professional volunteers to raise awareness of the Philippines, its people and culture are working together with Asia House, a charity for the promotion of Asian Countries.

Limited seats available! So please book in advance to guarantee a seat.


Miguel Syjuco in Conversation

BOOK TICKETS through Asia House

Tel: 020 7307 5454

Asia House,

63 New Cavendish Street

London, W1G 7LP

Tickets £8 per person

Quote ‘Friends of PG’ and tickets become £5

For membership of Philippine Generations, please contact Mae Williams

Email: philippinegenerations@gmail.com

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Miguel Syjuco

Asia House Press Release


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