Young Moro writers’ book launched on Nov. 29

The book, edited by Maguindanaon filmmaker and writer Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan II,  was initially scheduled for launching in late August.

National Historical Institute Chairman Ambeth Ocampo is the special guest of the launch, a press statement from Anvil said.

The book is the first ever anthology of essays written by young Moro writers.

“The milestone book features writers who reflect on issues of identity, religion, relationships, loss, tradition, and change. This anthology presents new voices that offer a glimpse into the life of a people whose opinion, history, and circumstance have somehow been stifled, giving them an important, distinct place in our national imagination,” the press statement said.

The book’s authors, aside from Mangansakan, are Ayesah Abubakar, Pearlsha Abubakar, Sarah Matalam-Alvarez, Mucha-Shim Quiling Arquiza, Nefertari Al-Raschid-Arsad, Allyson Banga-an , Ayesha Merdeka Alonto-Datu Ramos, Sittie Jamairah Disomimba, Samira Ali Gutoc , Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, Loren Hallilah Lao, Zainudin Malang, , Farida D. Mending, Gonaranao B. Musor, and Sahara Alia Jauhali Silongan.

Writers Mangansakan, Ayesah Abubakar, Gutoc and Malang, write columns for MindaNews. (MindaNews)