Title

The Last Timawa: A Novel by Servando de los Angeles

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

The novel deftly and unambiguously deployed the term "timawa" to refer to the oppressed and the need to emulate the ideals of the nation's heroes; through a collective effort; to liberate themselves from slavery and tyranny. But as a fictional construct; The Last Timawa never claimed the power to effect immediate change in society. Instead; Servando de los Angeles offered an interpretation of the nation's colonial past; and in weaving a chronicle; made it clear that history was always in a flux; a process that needed to be completed; through time and its vagaries; by the people themselves.

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