Haiyan and Other Plays about the Homeland

This anthology of plays illustrates Taleon-Sonza’s response to events and issues facing the Philippines. Written in a span of over a decade, the book attests to her dedication as a cultural advocate for the Philippines while residing in the United States. This collection is a result of her unceasing affinity to the homeland, yielding reflections that raise compelling questions rather than easy answers. Central to the theme is the question of how a people manage to survive in the midst of harsh and cruel socioeconomic conditions. From a family grappling with the horrors of an impending super typhoon to a young woman caught between her lover and her political ideology, the plays dramatize the tremendous effort of men and women to make improvisational choices. This book is in praise of their heroic resiliency.