Join Emmily Magtalas Rhodes in a conversation with artist and editor Joy Watford about the characters in her debut novel What It Means To Be Malaya, what inspired her to write the novel, and her take on dynamic female friendships. Catch the Facebook Watch Premiere this September 25, Friday at 3 pm on Ateneo University Press.

About the book:

The novel is a social commentary that holds a mirror to Philippine society, casting a critical eye on our definition of success; obsession with beauty contests; on beauty-enhancing products; on Western standards of beauty and fashion; on the advertising and PR industry; on church-going people unaware and unmindful of the disconnect between their religious practice and their behavior toward other persons.

All told, an engaging, compelling read.

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