Well. Okay. Yes. We’re finally available. Sigh. But also – hooray! You can now get your copies of Agam in select National Bookstore, Powerbooks, and Abacus branches, which we’ve listed below. (Tip: when you ask for the book, try to spell out the entire title if you can – Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change. In National’s main branch in Cubao, it was displayed in the “General Science” section, with books by Richard Dawkins and Mary Roach. Excellent company, of course, but we asked for the book to be located with Filipiniana publications!)
It’s a fine book to have. We put together the country’s first literary anthology on climate change – a book that, apart from the title, refrained from using crutches of jargon (avoided using “climate change”) in order to share with you 26 images, and 24 narratives in verse and prose, written in eight Filipino languages, with English translations supplied throughout.
Bikol, Ilocano, Cebuano, Waray, Maguindanao, Sinama, Tagalog, English – works by some of the most celebrated writers in the country and abroad. This is your book. Agam represents story-telling at its best. More than climate change, the book is about people, about what was, what might be, and what is. It is the story of all of us.
Here are the branches where you can find Agam:
- Abacus – Alabang Commercial Center
- NBS Trinoma
- Abacus – Rockwell
- Abacus – Mall of Asia
- Abacus – Market Market
- Abacus – Katipunan
- NBS – Shangri-la Plaza (Shaw)
- NBS Ortigas (Robinson’s)
- NBS Megamall
- NBS Quezon Ave.
- NBS Greenbelt
- NBS Glorietta
- NBS Superbranch, Cubao (Gen. Roxas St)
- Powerbooks Trinoma
- Powerbooks Serendra
- Powerbooks Alabang
If you want discounts, you can always drop by iCSC’s office in Cubao any working day during regular office hours, or ask for a copy in the evening at the bar named Fred’s, which is right below our office. Or drop us a line if you’re elsewhere – we’ll find a way. We’ve been distributing the book in North America since last year.