Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Article Title

On the Wire


“On the Wire” is a work of creative non-fiction that weaves together a local myth and actual events to describe the devastating effects of Typhoon Ketsana, which struck Marikina, a small but progressive city in the Philippines, on September 2009. It explores how colonial subjugation has erased a people’s memory of their collective soul and has severed their strong ties to the land, thus putting the lives of future generations in jeopardy.

Author Biography

Sarah F. Lumba-Tajonera is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines. She earned her undergraduate degree in Education and her master's degree in Creative Writing from the same university.


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