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The Fire and the Word: A History of the Zapatista Movement

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Publisher Comments:

An illustrated history of the Zapatistas based on interviews with the movement’s original organizers. Originally published in Mexico to mark the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Zapatistas, this new edition has been expanded with an epilogue that outlines developments from 2003 to the present. According to Subcomandante Marcos, The Fire and the Word is “the most complete version of the public history of the Zapatistas.”

Gloria Muñoz Ramírez has worked for Punto (Mexico), La Opinion (United States), and the Mexican daily La Jornada. She has lived and worked extensively in Chiapas, Mexico.

Review:

"Covering the movement from its conception, when a few urban guerrillas joined with indigenous leaders to plant the seeds of revolution, Muñoz provides an intimate and well detailed [account of] Zapatista history through the first 10 years . . . The book is described by [Zapatista spokesperson Subcomandante] Marcos as a giant tapestry filled with 'those little pieces of mirrors and crystals that make up the history of the EZLN.' In these mirrors, the reader may see parts of themselves reflected. But the Zapatistas believe every person, and every movement, must grow through their own experience. Therefore, they offer 'a mirror that isn’t you, it just helps you see how you are.'" — Sarat Colling, Political Media Review

Book News Annotation:

A journalist in her native Mexico City, Ramrez left her work, family, and friends in 1997 to live in the Zapatista communities for seven years. She traces the history of the movement of indigenous people in southern Mexico from a decade before its military emergence to the 2005 declaration of a new political movement and a new politics. Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos contributes, along with Mexican writer and journalist Hermann Bellinghausen. EZLN: 20 y 10, el fuego y la palabra was published in November 2003 as part of the celebration for the movement's 20th anniversary. The English translation is by Laura Carlsen (International Relations Center) and Alejandro Reyes Arias (Latin American literature, U. of California-Berkeley). Many photographs are included. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An illustrated history of the Zapatistas based on interviews with the movement's original organizers.

About the Author

Gloria Muñoz Ramrez worked for the Mexican newspaper "Punto," for the German news agency DPA, for the U.S. newspaper "La Opinion" and for the Mexican daily "La Jornada." She has lived and worked in Chiapas for years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864887
Author:
Munoz Ramirez, Gloria
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Translator:
Arias, Alejandro Reyes
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Carlsen, Laura
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Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
History
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Chiapas (Mexico) History.
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Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 BandW illustrations and photographs
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.50 in

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"Review" by , "Covering the movement from its conception, when a few urban guerrillas joined with indigenous leaders to plant the seeds of revolution, Muñoz provides an intimate and well detailed [account of] Zapatista history through the first 10 years . . . The book is described by [Zapatista spokesperson Subcomandante] Marcos as a giant tapestry filled with 'those little pieces of mirrors and crystals that make up the history of the EZLN.' In these mirrors, the reader may see parts of themselves reflected. But the Zapatistas believe every person, and every movement, must grow through their own experience. Therefore, they offer 'a mirror that isn’t you, it just helps you see how you are.'" — Sarat Colling,
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