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Imaging the Filipino Immigrant

Exile is the mother of nationality Contemporary Philippine life is punctuated by departures and returns, by migration and diaspora.

A greek word which means scattering of seeds Any movement of a population sharing common national and/or ethnic identity

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1900s a Filipino community had already settled in Louisiana (USA) 1903 pensionados or government scholars were sent to the United States to study Filipino sugar planters were exported to California and Hawaii They were also assigned to work for the farms and canneries of the Pacific and West Coast states. Present day Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

The story The Day the Dancers Came is all about: alienation migration diaspora homesickness

Major Characters: ` Filemon Acayan ` Antonio Bataller Minor characters: ` Filipino children dancers