Gema Charmaine Gonzales

Gema Charmaine Gonzales is a Paris-based writer originally from the Philippines. Her mother wanted her to become a professional singer. She instead became a PhD literary researcher in the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. She still performs in front of an audience, but she is often seen holding index cards instead of a microphone. Her ideal day is spent with a thick historical novel and a glass of milk tea.

PhD Student of Literature: I Don’t Remember the Last Time I Enjoyed a Book

What we read is just as important as why we read. Doing a PhD in Literature made me realize the value of reading for pleasure.

Southeast Asian Women’s Fiction: 5 Short Reads

Here's a list of short Southeast Asian novels by women for a quick read and an introduction to some of the region's literature.

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