Lolas' House: Filipino Women Living with War

TitleLolas' House: Filipino Women Living with War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsM. Galang, Evelina
Number of Pages267
PublisherCurbstone Books / Northwestern University Press
CityEvanston, IL

During World War II more than one thousand Filipinas were kidnapped by the Imperial Japanese Army. This volume tells the stories of sixteen surviving Filipino “comfort women.” The author enters into the lives of the women at Lolas’ House, a community center in metro Manila. She accompanies them to the sites of their abduction and protests with them at the gates of the Japanese embassy. Each woman gives her testimony, and even though the women relive their horror at each telling, they offer their stories so that no woman anywhere should suffer wartime rape and torture. This volume is a book of testimony, but it is also a book of witness, of survival, and of the female body. 

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