Orosipon – Series of Old Story from Those Who Witnessed It

orosipon – a Bikolnon word for “story,” suggests a refusal to fixity both in terms of the location of the narrator and the structure itself of the story: the story never stops being formed as it passes through multiple speakers. Orosipon, coming from the root word osip which approximates the verb “tell,” points to more than one person involved in an act of telling, which makes the act of telling proper to no one in particular: indeed, it is improper for any one to act as the sole teller. Orosipon suggests a multiplicity and fluidity that is prohibited by the homogenizing structuring of narration and community ¹ .

Due to lack of historical materials available, the author started interviewing his grandparents about their experiences in the early 19th century. Since it’s not documented and cannot be substantiated, the author decided to classify it as a simple story, titled, Orosipon, with specific focus for each article released.


¹Abstract of the article – Orosipon Kan Bikolnon: Interrupting the Nation, Raniel Barbaza

This entry was posted in History, Literature, Point of View of a Sorsoganon and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Orosipon – Series of Old Story from Those Who Witnessed It

  1. Pingback: 2011-12 Bucket List Journal | Sorsogon City

  2. Pingback: Orosipon – Taga (Sorsogon) Pilot ka Kun…. | Sorsogon City

  3. Pingback: Orosipon – Baraylihan | Sorsogon City

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s