Juxtaposing the figures of the “American Writer” and “Pilipino Writer” in America is in the Heart

Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart meditates on the place of Filipino writers within American literature. In America Is in the Heart, there are two “types” of writers that are presented: “American writers” and “Filipino writers.” Carlos Bulosan characterizes “American writers” as ones who emphasize hope and “Filipino writers” as ones who emphasize anger … Read moreJuxtaposing the figures of the “American Writer” and “Pilipino Writer” in America is in the Heart

Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart: Reconciling Postcolonial Conflict

America is in the Heart begins with Bulosan’s childhood and traces a difficult immigrant experience defined by poverty, rootlessness and illness and culminates in a remaking of his self through writing. As Rajini Srikanth notes, the novel is “curiously marked by a faith and idealism in the possibilities of the United States even as it … Read moreCarlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart: Reconciling Postcolonial Conflict