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An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing
edited by Teodoro Alcuitas, C.E. Gatchalian, and Patria Rivera


ISBN: 9781770867727

Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps

Size: 6" x 9"



  • LCO004000 LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian / General

  • SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration

Price: $29.95

Publication Date: February 26, 2024


Since first arriving in Canada, the Filipino community has contributed invaluably — and too often invisibly — to the fabric of Canadian society. In this anthology of Filipino-Canadian writing, Magdaragat explores the diverse intricacies of these growing yet underrepresented peoples, continuing the vital work of recognizing and celebrating their cultural contributions.


Writers in this anthology, hailing from across Turtle Island, each provide their singular yet universally resonating insights through stories of new homes and old homelands, of untangling internalized racism and championing solidarity, of the chasms within intergenerational households and the work of repairing them, and more. Poems, essays, short fiction, plays, and speeches — their works collected here showcase a wide breadth of Filipino-Canadian experience.


Through stories of sacrifice, violence, and discrimination interspersed with stories of success, recovery, and solidarity, Magdaragat delves into Filipino-Canadian history, the joys and struggles of its present, and the hopes and aspirations for the future.


Jim Agapito, Hari Alluri, Christine Añonuevo, Kaia M. Arrow, Isabela Palanca Aureus, Leon Aureus, Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio, Jellyn Ayudan

Hannah Balba, Monica Anne Batac, Alexa Batitis, Mila Bongco-Philipzig, Isabel Carlin, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Kay Costales, Gemma Derpo Dalayoan, Nathalie De Los Santos, Ariel Dela Cruz, Sol Diana, Erica Dionora, Carolyn Fe, Renato Gandia, Kawika Guillermo, Primrose Madayag Knazan, José Romelo Lagman, Yves Lamson, Grace Sanchez MacCall, Lorina Mapa, Deann Louise C. Nardo, Rafael Palma, Remilyn “Felix” Policarpio, Leah Ranada, Alma Salazar Retuta, Rani Rivera, Aileen Santiago, Angelo Santos, Carlo Sayo, Maribeth Manalaysay Tabanera, Steffi Tad-y, Vincent Ternida

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Literary Arts Workshop for Asian Heritage Month at Toronto Catholic District School Board:
A glimpse into Filipino-Canadian writing with excerpts from four Magdaragat contributors


Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing arrives at a pivotal moment when Filipinos in Canada, especially artists, are radiating their talent and sharing diverse experiences with the globe. We are more than prepared; our cultural vitality is in full bloom, at its most potent. This anthology transcends being a mere symbol of change and hope. Holding this book, feeling the spine, and turning its pages is a powerful affirmation of our presence and a declaration that our complex identities and histories belong on bookshelves and in contemporary dialogues. Diving into the works of Filipino Canadian writers, I embark on a personal quest to discover and hone what being Filipino means to me. This anthology shines as a beacon on my journey to empower and fortify our community. I am immensely grateful for its existence. I invite you to delve into its pages and join us in appreciating the depth of our history, which is sure to enrich your grasp of our shared narrative.”

— Nina Lee Aquino, Director and Dramaturge, Artistic Director of English Theatre, National Arts Centre

“By striving to come up with this anthology, the editors and contributing writers have embraced the challenge to speak from their hearts and in the process they have truly become ‘mystic wanderers in the land of perpetual departures.’”

— Karl M. Gaspar, Minda News

Magdaragat provides ample and eloquent proof of the Filipino-Canadian’s desire to reconnect with the homeland while charting their own course in the new country … The Fil-Cans have spoken, and theirs are voices worth listening to.”

— Butch Dalisay, The Philippine Star

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