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Darlyne Bautista

Darlyne Bautista was born in the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents who immigrated from the Philippines in the 1970s. She is a writer and community activist and a co-founder of the organization Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK). Bautista is currently interviewing and writing a planned five volume series: From Manila to Manitoba: Canadian Filipino Oral History Series. Volume 1 (2012), Winnipeg’s Filipino Health Professionals (c. 1950-1970) focuses upon the experience of Dr. Jose Belmonte.

Bautista earned a BAh from the University of Winnipeg majoring in History and International Development Studies, an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in South East Asian Studies, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

The Kapre in Kildonan Park

Illustration by Kurt Moberg.
Winnipeg: ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative, Ltd., 2015.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Summer fiestas are always fun at Kildonan Park. There’s plenty to eat and even more to do. Maybe that’s why we didn’t bother to listen to Lolo (Grandpa). Lolo says there’s a Kapre living in the trees watching our every move. We didn’t believe him at first, but now we’re lost. And, we know exactly what he meant!

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Where is Winnipeg?

Written and illustrated by Darlyne Bautista.
Winnipeg: ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd., 2011.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Follow this little Filipina girl as she investigates around town where her family is immigrating to. The answers she finds will surprise you! ‘Where is Winnipeg?’ is a heart-warming tale that will give kids a sense of what it may mean to move from the Philippines to Canada. A great book for the classroom!


Darlyne Bautista PhD student page

Publisher ANAK Publishing