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edited ‘Their Books’ poster

tsinelas volunteers and friends: please help spread the word, and use poster below. no date yet, though. just keep the anticipation going. for updated list of donors, visit tsinelasdiaries.

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2 Responses to “edited ‘Their Books’ poster”

  1. Jessica Zafra on her interview with Socorro Cancio Ramos, founder and chair of National Book Store:

    “Two years after she opened her little bookshop, World War II broke out in the Pacific and the Japanese invaded the Philippines. All books had to be submitted to Japanese censors, who cut out any mention of America. All their stocks were mutilated. โ€œWhat will we sell?โ€ Socorro asked her husband, Jose.

    The answer: Anything and everything the customers needed. They sold candy, school supplies, cigarettes. She found a maker of tsinelas (rubber slippers), bought six pairs, discovered that the Japanese wanted tsinelas, and was soon selling hundreds of pairs. National Book Store might very well have been National Tsinelas.”

    copied from http://jessicarulestheuniverse.com/page/2/

  2. @yowee: i’ve read about this one too, not by zafra by another columnist. ๐Ÿ™‚


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