Visible Darkness: Super Storm Yolanda International Name Haiyan

By Emy Cajipe
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Visible Darkness: Super Storm Yolanda International Name Haiyan

In a riveting firsthand account, Emy Cajipe recounts her experience surviving Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the city of Tacloban and surrounding areas in November 2013. Beginning with a snapshot of her childhood in the Philippines, Emy paints a picture of the country she knew when it was still whole and beautiful, with its social complexities and lush landscape. Her spellbinding story parallels her struggle in the days following Haiyan with the experience of her family in the United States as they search and wait for her return. Visible Darkness is a gripping tale that fills in the gaps left by the media after a catastrophe and provides insight into the lives of those who have experienced natural disaster. This will change the way you see the world.

About the Author

After Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines in 2013, Emy Cajipe chronicled the devastation and chaos that followed. A Filipina by birth, Emy had been living in the United States for forty years when she returned to her hometown near Tacloban on a mission trip to rebuild a local church and help the impoverished youth of the area. When the massive storm surge made landfall near them, Emy witnessed days of absent government relief and harrowing accounts of desperate individuals struggling to survive in the aftermath of the greatest typhoon of her lifetime. Visible Darkness is an intimate portrait of one of the eleven million affected by Haiyan and a raw tale of the tenuous nature of survival and the strength of love.

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Published: 2015
Page Count: 134