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 1.  Our Word is Our Weapon

Marcos, Subcommandante Insurgente Trade Paperback

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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 Josť 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 which 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. Our Word Is Our Weapon is divided into three sections. Section 1 brings together his essential political essays and shows the evolution of Zapatista thinking as a movement both within and outside of Mexico. Section 2 presents Marcos's philosophical thinking, personal reflections, and includes a humorous recollection of his first days as a guerrilla, as well as his letters to other writers. The third section features the many short stories, folk tales, and indigenous myths that Marcos has become known for, including his award winning The Story of the Colors. 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. 
Price: 24.95 USD

     
 

 



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