Halina Filipina centers around Halina Mitchell, a half-Filipino half-American New Yorker who visits the Philippines for the first time to meet her relatives. Here she encounters Cris, a struggling film critic whose passionate loathing for bad local movies reflects his views of modern Filipino society.
Coming from completely different worlds, the two eventually learn from each other. Through Cris, Halina gets a quick course on Manila life, from driving through midnight traffic to listening to the Eraserheads, while she helps him gain a newfound appreciation of living in his own country.
From National Book Award-winning author Arnold Arre, creator of The Mythology Class, Martial Law Babies, After Eden, Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat, and Trip to Tagaytay comes Halina Filipina, a story about friendship, understanding, and love; about finding one’s identity and experiencing the joy of finally having a place to belong.
• 200 pages, Black & White
• English and Tagalog
• for mature readers
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Published by Nautilus Comics in 2015
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