The book “Song Of Negros” is now available
“Song of Negros: Myths and Culture in the Philippines” by Victoria Hoffarth is now available on the market. The book contains fifteen beautifully illustrated myths, legends and folk tales of the island of Negros and explains the significance of these tales to the culture of the provinces in particular and the Philippines in general.
The book contains fifteen beautifully illustrated myths, legends and folk tales of the island of Negros.
“Fantasy tales from our culture’s mythology can shape our world in ways we don’t even realize,” Hoffarth noted.
In the book, Hoffarth embarks on a journey in search of such tales of Negros, explaining the symbolic values as well as the foundations of these fifteen stories, given the country’s collectivist culture.
Through these well-written accounts, Dr. Hoffarth shows how myths are intertwined with history and religion – from Christianity to Islam, from ancient Greece to Hollywood, from pre-Enlightenment Spain to Modern and secular Europe.
A highly accessible book with a tone that bridges academic and popular literature, it is entertaining, informative and insightful, while stimulating readers’ imaginations and encouraging them to ask questions.
A must-have book especially relevant for those interested in the commonalities between people from different cultures, Song of Negros: Myths and Culture in the Philippines is now available for sale on Fully Booked, Ayala Museum, Negros Museum and their sites. Web for online shopping.
After June 28, it will be available on Amazon.com in paperback, e-book, and audiobook.
About the Author: Victoria Bantug Hoffarth grew up in Victorias, Negros Occidental. She left her province in 1964 for college at Maryknoll College in Manila, then earned graduate degrees from Columbia University and New York University.
Married to a German economist, she spent many years in Europe teaching in business schools and advising on women in management.
She now divides her time between Manila and London, and with her son in Berlin. Dr. Hoffarth is the author of the book When Turtles Come Home: A Memoir on Life in the Philippines, and maintains a blog www.victoriahoffarth.com.