Book Title: The Village Against the World
Author: Seth M. Holmes
Format: Hardback | 288 pages
Publication Date: 08 Oct 2013
The story of a village that dreamed of a better future, and won. For the last thirty-five years the small Andalusian village of Marinaleda has been the centre of a tireless struggle to create a living utopia. Dan Hancox reveals the fascinating history of a community that seized the land owned by wealthy aristocrats in order to work it themselves. Since the 1980s, led by the charismatic mayor, Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, the villagers have been fighting for a better life. But as the economic crisis started to bite, how long could the utopia hold on to its dreams?