by Hilary Klein - £12.99 Seven Stories Press (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781609805876 | ISBN 10: 1609805879
Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice.
Compañeras shows us how, after centuries of oppression, a few voices of dissent became a force of thousands, how a woman once confined to her kitchen rose to conduct peace negotiations with the Mexican government, and how hundreds of women overcame engrained hardships to strengthen their communities from within.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2015)
In booklists: Women in Latin America & the Caribbean, The Zapatistas, Activism & Resistance, Women's Activism, In categories: Feminism & Women, World - Latin America & Caribbean, Politics & Philosophy, Changing the World, Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality,