Lost and Found: A Song of Marawi is a narrative poem about falling back on family through the kindness of strangers during the siege. The poem has two personae/voices who are telling two parallel stories that meet at the end. One persona is Ana, a 6-year-old girl stranded in Marawi with her pregnant mother while the other persona is Amin, a husband and father who is trying to get into Marawi to rescue his elderly father. Their stories complete each other and reveal the power of kindness to help find what is lost.
This Marawi Storybook Series is part of the Gift of Reading Project of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the young survivors of the 2017 Marawi conflict. We hope that these stories, that are based on actual experiences of affected residents, will inspire and help heal the wounds of war. We also envision these to serve as instruments of peace and development and to promote greater consciousness on the Maranao identity, culture and community values.
AUTHOR: Randy M. Bustamante
ILLUSTRATOR: Tristan V. Yuvienco
PUBLISHER: The Bookmark, Inc.
LANGUAGE: English & Maranao
DATE PUBLISHED: 2018