Arts and Culture

This Filipino-Translated European Anthology

Explores Alternate Realities We've

Yet to Visit

by Jace Amodo, November 27, 2019 3:00pm

Art by Dani Elevazo

Arts and Culture

This Filipino-Translated European Anthology Explores Alternate Realities We've Yet to Visit

by Jace Amodo, November 27, 2019 3:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
 

National Book Store's (NBS) publishing arm, Anvil Publishing, and the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC)-Philippines are launching a literary anthology and everyone is invited.

Happening on Thursday, November 28, 2 pm, at Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the unveiling of Haka: European Speculative Fiction in Filipino is another "friendship level increased" moment between Europe and the Philippines. The book is the third in the series spearheaded by EUNIC PH; it follows 2017's Layag: European Classic in Filipino and 2018's Agos: Modern European Writers in Filipino.

Haka is an anthology of sixteen speculative fictions from seasoned writers across Europe, compiled by Julie Nováková and former Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša Jr., and translated in Filipino by Susanna Borrero and Louise Lopez. 

The book cover art shows a floating ship above a sea framed by two tall mountains and under a vibrant sky.

Space-time continuum, world deviation, the bitter consequences of living an extra two hours each day—Haka's short storiesexplore alternate realities and endless possibilities, as well as European speculative fiction. If the book cover artwork is an indication, it's going to be a mind-boggling yet colorful literary ride.

Admission is free, but on a first-come, first-served basis. After the launch, Haka: European Speculative Fiction in Filipino will be available for 250php online and at select NBS stores.


Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at Plaza San Luis Complex, Intramuros, Manila. For more information, visit manila.cervantes.es or follow Instituto Cervantes de Manila on Facebook.

 

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