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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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ISBN13: 9780860917885
ISBN10: 0860917886
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Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. The anthropologist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, herself a Latin American woman, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu. The result is a book unique in contemporary literature which records the detail of everyday Indian life. Rigoberta's gift for striking expression vividly conveys both the religious and superstitious beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.

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The best-selling account of the life of Latin American peasant woman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a young Guatemalan peasant woman.

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Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Mench, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Mench suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Mench vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman. This new edition is introduced by Greg Grandin, who places Mench"s account into a contemporary political context, and assesses revisionist arguments about Rigoberta Mench and Guatemalan history.

About the Author

Rigoberta Menchreceived the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous peoples in Guatemala.Greg Grandinis Professor of History at New York University and author of Empire"s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism,among others.

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mschwarz1106, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by mschwarz1106)
This is a fantastic and disturbing book about the difficult life of indigenous Guatemalans as seen through the eyes of a brave and articulate woman. The details provided by Menchu provide the reader with both a historical understanding and an emotional connection with the events that transpired in this woman's life. Although difficult to read at times, I would recommend this book to anyone travelling to Guatemala so as to gain a deeper understanding of the history that lives in the earth there.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780860917885
Subtitle:
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Editor:
Burgos-Debray, Elizabeth
Translator:
Wright, Ann
Editor:
Burgos-Debray, Elizabeth
Author:
Wright, Ann
Author:
Menchu, Rigoberta
Author:
Mench, Rigoberta
Author:
Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth
Author:
Grandin, Greg
Translator:
Wright, Ann
Author:
Burgos-Debray, E.
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Menchu, rigoberta, 1959-
Subject:
Women revolutionaries
Subject:
Women revolutionaries -- Guatemala -- Biography.
Subject:
Quichâe women
Subject:
Menchu, Rigoberta
Subject:
Quichâe women -- Biography.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 10
Publication Date:
19850717
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illustrations
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.13x6.18x.76 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling account of the life of Latin American peasant woman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Synopsis" by , This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a young Guatemalan peasant woman.
"Synopsis" by , Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Mench, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Mench suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Mench vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman. This new edition is introduced by Greg Grandin, who places Mench"s account into a contemporary political context, and assesses revisionist arguments about Rigoberta Mench and Guatemalan history.
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