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The Heritage of Smallness by Nick Juaquin (Quijano de Manila
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One of ten children of Leocadio Joaquín, a colonel under General Emilio Aguinaldo in the 1896 Revolution, and Salome Márquez, a teacher of English and Spanish.
At age 17, Joaquín had his first piece published, in the literary section of the pre-World War II Tribune, where he worked as a proofreader.
The Heritage of Smallness
Filipino psyche of cultural inferiority.
Nicomedes Marquez Joaquin
(May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004)
A Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories andnovels in the English language.
He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.
The Heritage of Smallness by Nick Joaquin (Quijano de Manila)
The University of Santo Tomas awarded him an honorary Associate in Arts (A.A.). They also awarded him a scholarship to St. Albert's Convent, the Dominican monastery in Hong Kong.
Filipinos do not achieve their maximum potential not because of lack of resources or skills but because of fear and because we’ve been trained to be subservient, to avoid complaining, and to avoid ambition.