Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An Other World
By Subcomandante Marcos, Lightning Collective, JoAnn Wypijewski
Size 5" x 8"
In this gorgeous collection of allegorical stories, Subcomandante
Marcos, idiosyncratic spokesperson of the Zapatistas, has provided “an
accidental archive” of a revolutionary group’s struggle against
For 30 years, the Zapatistas have influenced and
inspired movements worldwide, showing that another world is possible.
They have infused Left politics with a distinct imaginary—and an
imaginative, literary or poetic dimension—organizing horizontally,
outside and against the state, and with a profound respect for
difference as a source of political insight, not division. Marcos’s
inspiring and sometimes Kafkaesque stories bear witness to how a defense
of indigenous traditions can become a lever for the construction of a
new anti-capitalist and anti-patriarchal world. With commentaries that
illuminate their historical, political, and literary contexts and an
introduction by the translators, this timeless elegiac volume is perfect
for lovers of literature and lovers of revolution.
- It takes you out of a space of crisis and impending death to a place where there is still room for dreaming an-other world.
- It returns Zapatismo to its literary expression while sharpening its political analysis and recounting its history.
an engaging and broadly accessible introduction to the Zapatista
movement through Subcomandante Marcos’s stories along with commentaries
that make clear how they are historically and politically relevant.
tools for thinking critically outside structures of power—such as
capital and the state—and offers inspiration for young activists
- The book offers multiple points of entry for
engaging with an Indigenous movement that has led the way in a radical
project of local and global transformation, inspiring national and