Marcel Navarra

| July 7, 2011

Marcel M. Navarra (1914-1984) is known as “The Father of Modern Cebuano Literature.” He was born in Tuyom, Carcar. He spent most of his life writing almost 80 short stories which were published in Cebuano magazines; namely, Bisaya, Alimyon and Bulak.

His first story, Tungod sa Kayagang, was published in Nasud in 1931. His best-known story is Ug Gianod Ako, a Bisaya prizewinner.

Marcel Navarra also became editor of two of the most popular Cebuano magazine – Bisaya and Bag-ong Suga.

Marcel Navarra stopped writing after he wrote his last work entitled Si Zosimo in 1955.


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