Insurrecto

Talking About Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto Part 2: Understanding

As someone who has taken many classes on literature at various ages (Ah, yes, good old Kindergarten literature), the idea of reading comprehension was something that haunted me, especially once books started becoming more complex, themes grew greater in scope, and poetry that didn’t exist for the sole purpose of Valentine’s day came into the picture.

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Talking About Gina Apostol’s ‘Insurrecto’ Part 1: Perspective

Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto is an experiment in perspectives. Following a film director and her hired translator who write their own scripts for the same movie, it takes the reader through the perspectives of a variety of characters, both real and film creations, to tell the story of a massacre that happened during the Philippine-American War in the village of Balangiga.

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