Why We Are Poor, Rudderless and Lost!


I revisited Nick Joaquin,  (1917-2004), by reading  his 1960 novel,   ‘The Woman Who Had Two Navels’  as my encounter with his short story   ‘ The Legend of the Virgin’s Jewel’, in 1967, a must read in our English composition in high school, left  me a faint imagery of the goatherd who offered milk to the…