Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Troubled Odyssey by Patricio P. Diaz

From the back cover:

“‘Odyssey,’ the word is adopted from Odyssey, the Greek epic of Homer. Odyssey is a myth, Troubled Odyssey is history. Like Odyseuss’ wanderings to find his way back to his kingdom, the Moros’ quest for their ancestral domain — the core of the Mindanao Bangsamoro Problem — has been beset by a host of troubles. Odyseuss’ troubles were mythical interventions; those of the Moros are historical iniquities and ironies.
‘Odyssey’ means epical or long voyage. Epical, indeed, is the search for a political solution to the Moro problem within the Bangsamoro right to self-determination.”
     Patricio P. Diaz
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