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America is in the Heart

An important novel for Filipino American literature is “America is in the Heart” by Carlos Bulosan, the first novel written in English by a Filipino in America! With today’s political climate, this novel gives Filipino American context on the “America” we live in. Check out my Goodreads review.

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History (Washington Paperbacks)America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A masterpiece of a novel for Filipino American literature! The first published novel by a Filipino in the United States!

Carlos Bulosan gives a heartfelt depiction of his life as a Filipino immigrant during the Great Depression. You can feel his heartbeat throughout the novel. Even the parts that seems disjointed is a reflection of the real life hardships he faced. An English grammar aficionado may cringe in some parts of this book, but I personally applaud Carlos Bulosan for his attempt at writing in his second language. He grew up in the Philippines and migrated to the Philippines with the hope of having a better life. This is a theme many Americans can relate to!

I give this 5 stars due to its historical context and important for Filipino American literature.

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