I, Rigoberta Menchú

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

Book - 2009
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Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú 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. Menchú 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 Menchú's account into a contemporary political context, and assesses revisionist arguments about Rigoberta Menchú and Guatemalan history.
Publisher: London : Verso, 2009
Edition: 2nd English-language ed. --
ISBN: 9781844674183
Branch Call Number: 972.8100497 MEN
Additional Contributors: Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth


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