Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez
Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez

‘I use poetry to talk about the truth’: independent publishers give women in the Philippines a voice

  • Small, independent publishing houses have sprouted in the Philippines in recent years championing women’s voices
  • They say their work is more important than ever under the authoritarian presidency of Rodrigo Duterte

Topic |   Books and Literature
Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez
Staff of Gantala Press at work. The all-women publishing house holds an annual fair for female writers and artists to show their work, and is one of a number of small, independent publishers giving women and poor Filipinos a voice. Photo: Maro Enriquez
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