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Introduction M. EVELINA GALANG is the author of the story collection HER WILD AMERICAN SELF (Coffee House Press), novels ONE TRIBE (New Issues Press), and ANGEL DE LA LUNA AND THE 5TH GLORIOUS MYSTERY (Coffee House Press), and the editor of SCREAMING MONKEYS: CRITIQUES OF ASIAN AMERICAN IMAGES (Coffee House Press). LOLAS’ HOUSE: FILIPINO WOMEN LIVING WITH WAR (Curbstone Books, 2017) is Galang’s creative nonfiction work documenting the testimonies of 16 surviving Filipina “Comfort Women” and their fight for justice. Among her numerous awards are the 2004 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Prize for the Novel, the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for ONE TRIBE, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, and a 2002 Senior Research Fellowship from Fulbright. Galang directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and is core faculty and board President of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA/Voices)