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A literary work of art is a revelation of a persona and of a world that seeks to imitate and distort reality at the same time. It seeks to unveil a truth that has always been there. What is great about art is that those permanent and constant truths are presented in a different light, hence the illusion of newness. They are, however, rebirths and recreations.

The works in Dagta, collected and edited by Carmela Evangelista, Ina Borlaza, and Martina Herras are rebirths of pasts, reincarnations of personas and reimagining of the world, theirs and ours. We share these works to you, readers, so that we may share a world together–even for a few pages.


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