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In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico."

Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English.

Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.

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This is a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.

Synopsis:

In January 1994, the Zapatistas seized towns in Chiapas, Mexico, calling for broad democratic changes. The writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, who emerged as the groups eloquent spokesman, are collected here. This edition features new pieces and new commentary by the editor.

About the Author

Subcomandante Marcos is the spokesperson for the Zapatistas, an indigenous rights movement based in Chiapas, Mexico. Marcos is author of several books translated into English, including the acclaimed children's book Story of the Colors (Cinco Puntos), and his collection with Seven Stories press, Our Word is Our Weapon, Selected Writings of Subcomandate Marcos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583224724
Editor:
Ponce de Leon, Juana
Foreword:
Saramago, Jose
Editor:
Ponce de Leon, Juana
Author:
Marcos, Subcomandante
Author:
Carrigan, Ana
Author:
Ponce de Leon, Juana
Author:
Marcos, Subcomandante Insurgente
Author:
Juana Ponce de Leon
Author:
Saramago, Jose
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Short stories, Mexican -- 20th century.
Subject:
Mexico Politics and government 1988-
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
522
Dimensions:
9.00 x 5.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
"Synopsis" by , In January 1994, the Zapatistas seized towns in Chiapas, Mexico, calling for broad democratic changes. The writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, who emerged as the groups eloquent spokesman, are collected here. This edition features new pieces and new commentary by the editor.
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