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An interesting email from Mary D. Dulatre, who has self-published Oral Histories of the Ilocanos: Life Experiences from World War II to Present by Mary D. Dulatre (Book) in Books > Social Sciences > Ethnic & Gender Studies > Asian Studies: My name is Mary Dulatre and I was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines from September 2002 to September 2003. During the duration of my grant, I completed a project entitled “Oral Histories of the Ilocanos: Life Experiences from World War II to Present.” I collected almost 70 life stories of Filipinos in the Ilocos region of the Philippines ranging from the ages of 60 to 90. I tape-recorded these interviews, transcribed and translated them. These interviews are presented in Tagalog, Ilocano, and English. I addressed topics such World War II, the Marcos presidency, childhood, raising children, marriage, education, roles of men and women, livelihood, and language. I recently published this project and I am now fulfilling my mission of disseminating these stories to those who want to better understand the Filipino people. These are inspiring stories of survival, sacrifice and perseverance. You will find that their histories are connected to all ethnicities and not only those of Filipino or Ilocano descent.
I am asking you to invest in this worthy project by purchasing a copy of my book at http://www.lulu.com/content/127302#. It is my intention to donate my profits to WWII veterans and their families in the Philippines. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my project. Thank you for your support.
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