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 women who became guerrilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice.
Hilary Klein is a major talent and a welcome fresh voice.”—Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Devil’s Highway
About Hilary Klein:
Hilary Klein lived in Chiapas, Mexico, where she worked with women’s projects in Zapatista communities. After she edited a book of Zapatista women’s testimonies to be circulated in their own villages, women in the Zapatista leadership suggested that Klein compile a similar book for an outside audience. Klein has been engaged in community organizing for twenty years.