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13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Trece colores de la resistencia hondureña (Letras)

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle (Translator), Melissa Cardoza

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In 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance, feminist author and activist Melissa Cardoza tells 13 stories about women from the Honduran resistance in the aftermath of the June 28th, 2009 coup against President Manuel Zelaya. On that day, led by a U.S.-trained General, the Honduran military barged in to the president's house and took him in his pajamas into a helicopter, flying him first to a U.S. base in Honduras and then on to Costa Rica. It was the first coup of the 21st century in Central America. The military and Honduran oligarchy quickly imposed an interim government, undid most of the progressive reforms underway, and passed hundreds of concessions to corporate interests. To the surprise of the coup's backers, however, thousands of people around the country spontaneously came out into the streets. Their numbers and the depth of their vision and commitment kept growing during hundreds of days of consecutive protest, with fearless women at the forefront.

Melissa calls those the times "when protests were poetry in the streets." 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance is her most intimate and impactful work to date. It is a book about the multiple and intersectional identities of those who found each other in the streets through the resistance. It is a book about what they share, not just with each other but with all people who struggle for a more just world. Melissa weaves the stories of 13 women together in a way that leaves readers unfamiliar with the events surrounding the coup and resistance in Honduras convinced of their fundamental importance to liberation struggles everywhere.

This bilingual edition is the product of collaboration with translator Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, who was introduced to the author by assassinated indigenous leader Berta C ceres, to whom this edition is dedicated.

---- En 13 Colores de la Resistencia Hondure a, la luchadora feminista y autora Melissa Cardoza cuenta 13 historias de mujeres de la resistencia hondure a despu's del golpe de Estado del 28 de julio de 2009 en contra del Presidente Manuel Zelaya. Ese d a, los militares hondure os allanaron la casa del Presidente y lo llevaron en pijamas a un helic ptero, pasando primero por una base militar de EE.UU. en Honduras y luego a Costa Rica. Dirigidos por el General Hondure o Romeo V squez Vel squez, entrenado en la Escuela de las Am ricas en EE.UU., llevaron a cabo el primer golpe de Estado del siglo veintiuno en Centroam rica. Los militares y la oligarqu a hondure a r pidamente impusieron un gobierno interino, deshicieron la mayor parte de las reformas progresivas que hab an empezado y aprobaron cientos de concesiones para las empresas privadas.

Pero los golpistas fueron sorprendidos cuando miles de personas en todo el pa's salieron espont neamente a las calles. El n mero de gente, as como la profundidad de su visi n y compromiso durante cientos de d as de movilizaci n consecutiva, continuaron creciendo con mujeres valientes siempre en las primeras filas.

Melissa describe esa etapa como los tiempos "cuando las manifestaciones eran poes a en las calles". 13 Colores de la Resistencia Hondure a es su obra m's ntima e impactante hasta la fecha. Como sugiere el t tulo, es un libro sobre las identidades plurales e interseccionales de quienes se encontraron en las calles por medio de la resistencia. Es un libro sobre lo que comparten, no solamente entre's , sino con todos los pueblos que luchan por un mundo m's justo. Melissa teje las historias de estas 13 mujeres juntas de tal forma que el lector o la lectora, sin conocimiento previo de los eventos del golpe de Estado y de la resistencia en Honduras, termina convencid@ de su importancia fundamental para las luchas de liberaci n en todas partes.

Esta edici n biling e es producto de una colaboraci n con traductor Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, quien conoci a la autora a trav's de la lideresa ind gena asesinada Berta C ceres, a quien esta edi.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781539792055, 166pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2016