06/07/2009: Fil-Am Book on Identity, Culture and Life in the United States Launched in Greater DC Area
06 JULY 2009 WASHINGTON DC – Ambassador Willy C. Gaa joins author Dr. Ludy Astraquillo Ongkeko during the launching of the book “Forty Years of Writing in America” at the World Bank recently. Louis Fullante, Professor of Journalism, English Communication and International Studies of UCLA in his review of the book wrote: “Dr. Ongkeko’s work is a must-read not only for current and future generations of Filipino Americans but also for members of the immigrant society who have sought their place in America. Dr. Ongkeko’s work draws interest in the complexity of life for the Filipino immigrants in America, and on the rapidly changing and constantly evolving sociopolitical and socioeconomic landscape of the Philippines.” Dr. Ongkeko was an educator in the Philippines before she relocated to the United States and became a Professor at the University of Southern California. The book, published by Jack Bacon and Company, was launched in Los Angeles in February 2009. END.