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What I Do

I have a lifelong commitment to trying to understand why we are the way we are.

I Write

Epiphanies – the flitting second of insight.

I Speak

Hackneyed as it may seem, I try to speak truth to both power and the powerless.


I Create

Little worlds of words.


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“It was a kind of sin, certainly, to forget—but it was not easy to remember, especially when names changed, languages changed. A century-old name held that century; when replaced, a hundred years were wiped out at one stroke. Amnesia set it; reality itself, being metamorphic, was affected.”

State of War

My Story

Ninotchka Rosca is a writer of essays, short stories, novels, and the occasional poem. Her byline has been carried by some of the top publications of the world — from New York, where she resides, to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. She is also known as an organizer and advocate for the rights of women as a political class. She has received numerous awards, both for her literary writings and her journalism. Born in the Philippines, she was held as a political prisoner by the Marcos Dictatorship and has to go into exile. In the United States, she works with the organization AF3IRM.


Just a person trying to learn, understand and document while walking the world. As Stephen Hawkin said: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”


Where to Buy The Books

State Of War

Barkada Ng Lima Gang Of Five

Twice Blessed

Stories Of A Bitter Country

State of War

Ninotchka Rosca has only four rules for her writing. Clarity, Precision, Intensity, Profundity