Saturday, July 24, 2010

Radical Prose: Selected Writings of Antonio Zumel

From the Introduction by Satur Ocampo

…This book is about the writings of Antonio Zumel, divided into three phases of his life. Part I contains selected pieces he wrote as a journalist until the eve of Marcos’ declaration of martial law. Part II draws from Tony’s writings as a member of an underground Party collective writing for and publishing Ang Bayan, the CPP official organ. Part III covers his writings as a political exile in The Netherlands and as chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
     …This fact speaks a lot about Tony’s transformation. Willingly, he subsumed himself, a veteran Journalist, to the anonymity of the writing collective that included tyros.