Subversive Lives
型番 17393



Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years
著者名 Susan F. Quimpo, Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
出版年 2012年3月
出版社 Anvil Publishing, Philippines
ISBN: 978-971-27-2447-3
備考 Paper, 22.8×15.2cm, 468 Pages

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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 other did so much to shape. From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organizing “spontaneous uprising” and general strikes in Mindanao, from the cruel discovery of the cause of one brother’s dearth at the hands of 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 these 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 inconclusive one. To read these accounts, each so rich and distinctive in its tone, is to hear the rhythm of the revolution.
From the foreword by Vincente L, Rafael, Professor of History, University of Washington