Movements and Moments
Movements and Moments
Edited by Sonja Eismann. Published by Drawn & Quarterly.
Softcover, 264 pages, Colour, 2022.
An ambitious feminist anthology chronicling Indigenous rebellions around the world
In 1930s Bolivia, self-described Anarchist Cholas form a libertarian trade union. In the Northern Highlands of Vietnam, the songs of one girl’s youth lead her to a life of activism. In the Philippines, female elders from Kalinga blaze a trail when pushed into an impromptu protest. Equally striking accounts from, Chile, Ecuador, India, Nepal, and Peru weave a tapestry of trauma and triumph, shedding light on not-too-distant histories otherwise overlooked.
Indigenous Peoples all over the world have always had to stand their ground in the face of colonialism. While the details may differ, what these stories have in common is their commitment to resistance in a world that puts profit before respect, and western notions of progress before their own. Movements and Moments is an introductory glimpse into how Indigenous Peoples tell these stories in their own words. From Southeast Asia to South America, vibrant communities must grapple with colonial realities to assert ownership over their lands and traditions.
This project was undertaken in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Indonesien in Jakarta. These stories were selected from an open call across forty-two countries to spotlight feminist movements and advocacies in the Global South.
"This stirring collection offers eight stories of Indigenous and feminist resistance in the Global South, pairing illustrators with community members in Ecuador, Nepal, Vietnam and other countries to present a vibrant array of styles and narratives."—New York Times
"The artwork throughout is excellent... Taken together, these shorts carry a cumulative power, offering a heartening reminder of the strength and spirituality within resistance and a potent call to arms against injustice."—Publishers Weekly
“I am grateful for the heart that was poured into these comics, and even more so for the bravery of the people whose stories they tell. This book made me feel a little stronger. It helped me remember some things I had begun to forget.”—Eleanor Davis, The Hard tomorrow
“Movements and Moments is an important collection of unique, vibrant voices that together sing in unison the stories of identity, liberation, determination, and resilience. To finally gain the perspectives of Indigenous women from South America, Latin America, Asia, and Oceania is a powerful, uplifting celebration of communities who have been underrepresented and overlooked for far too long.”—Rina Ayuyang, Blame This on the Boogie
"This anthology is an excellent, engaging historical resource."—ALA Booklist
"[Movements and Moments] weave[s] a tapestry of trauma and triumph, shedding light on not-too-distant histories otherwise overlooked."—Comics Beat
"The stories in Movements and Moments are varied by time and place and even theme, but they all carry the same spirit of resisting cruelty."—BlogCritics
"The striking Movements and Moments anthology... helps draw attention to people and places often written out of mainstream narratives."—Broken Frontier