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📚#BOOKS📚 #booksbrunchbotanica #Repost @jensorianowrites • • • • • Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. . . . #insurrecto #ginaapostol #PinayWriters #allpinayeverything #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #fiction #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #amreading #bookstagrammer #binder #samar #balangiga #newfiction #novels #balangiga #bellsofbalangiga #howlingwilderness #geronima #colonization #uprisingnotinsurrection #revolutionaries #historicalfiction

Day 11 book 11 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. . . . #insurrecto #ginaapostol #PinayWriters #allpinayeverything #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading #bookstagrammer #binder #samar #balangiga #newfiction #novels #elvis #karaoke #balangiga #bellsofbalangiga #colt45 #howlingwilderness #geronima #colonization #uprisingnotinsurrection #revolutionaries #historicalfiction

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