Subversive Lives (2020)

Subversive Lives Written as a family history Subversive Lives furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary
  • Title: Subversive Lives
  • Author: Susan F. Quimpo Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
  • ISBN: 9789712724473
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written as a family history, Subversive Lives furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison, along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary movement Each Quimpo sibling bears witness to the events they and others did so much to shape From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organiz Written as a family history, Subversive Lives furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison, along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary movement Each Quimpo sibling bears witness to the events they and others did so much to shape From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organizing spontaneous uprisings and general strikes in Mindanao, from the cruel discovery of the cause of one brother s death at the hands of a kasama comrade to the near hallucinatory tales of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the military, these stories remind us of the personal costs and the daily heroism of those who joined the movement But they also bring forth its messy and unresolved legacies of sons alienated from their father daughters abused and victimized by the military and deluded by a religious cult brothers lost to the war friends betrayed, comrades purged, and revolutionary affection soured and then destroyed by intractable ideological differences Such stories are much less about an unfinished revolution as they are about an inconclusive one To read these accounts, each so rich and distinctive in its tone, is to hear the rhythm of the revolution From the Forewardby Vicente L RafaelProfessor of History, University of Washington Seattle
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    1. This autobiography of the Quimpo family, written by siblings, is the story of young people who joined the Philippine revolutionary movement and the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship in the 1970s and 80s Despite political repression and military brutality under the regime, it became a story repeated countless times over, beginning when the First Quarter Storm of 1970 spilled university students into the streets, and pitted them against the police machinery of the state, in protests against [...]

    2. Initial thoughts a colorful family saga but not that great an introduction to the struggles against the Marcos dictatorship There is the fragmented form, which is really given a semblance of unity by the book s being penned by siblings who were involved in the anti dictatorship struggle in various ways Then there s the bulky form which makes it intimidating for many young readers and the expensive price of P975 which makes it doubly inaccessible There is also the matter of the tendency to descen [...]

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