I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606394017

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Crossing Borders

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Details the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, her flight from Guatemala to Mexico in 1981, and her resolve to dedicate her life to Indian causes

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos

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Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813343968

Category: History

Page: 384

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"Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an ever"

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

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Author: Michael Silverstone

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558611993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A new multicultural biography series for young readers that focuses on major achievements by women from around the world.

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy

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Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636259

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

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Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and, if so, what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her book. In The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate. The first section of this volume collects the primary documents -- newspaper articles, interviews, and official statements -- in which the debate raged, many translated into English for the first time. In the second section, a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the debate, and considers its implications for such issues as the "culture wars", historical truth, and the politics of memory. Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.

Buried Secrets

Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala

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Author: Victoria Sanford

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403960238

Category: History

Page: 313

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An expos of Guatemala's genocidal campaign against the Maya in the late 1970s and mid-1980s documents the massacres and displacements that took place as well as the experiences of Maya survivors seeking justice and healing.

The Honey Jar

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

The Girl from Chimel

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner details her Guatemalan childhood, recounting stories of her grandparents and parents, and her close association with the natural world that surrounded her highland village.

The CIA in Guatemala

The Foreign Policy of Intervention

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Author: Richard H. Immerman

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292788673

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, recently opened archival collections, and interviews with the actual participants, Immerman provides us with a definitive, powerfully written, and tension-packed account of the United States' clandestine operations in Guatemala and their consequences in Latin America today.

The Secret Legacy

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Author: Rigoberta Menchœ

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888998961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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After her dying grandfather leaves his cornfields to her, seven-year-old Ixkem meets a group of tiny people in his fields with a secret that may help both of them, but she must share folktales about her culture in order to receive it.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom

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Author: Allen Carey-Webb

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430149

Category: Education

Page: 391

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Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.

Guatemala, Never Again!

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781899365449

Category: Guatemala

Page: 332

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Available for the first time in English, this document presents the testimonies of the victims of Guatemala's 36 year long war. When Bishop Juan Gerardi, responsible for the Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of Guatemala (ODHAG), released this study of human rights abuses in his country on April 24, 1998, he was murdered two days later. The ODHAG has since accused members of the Armed Forces of being responsible for the crime. This is the report of the Recovery of Historic Memory Project of Catholic Church. The 6500 personal testimonies which are the basis of the report were collected by 600 specially trained volunteers, and accounted for over 55,000 victims of the estimated 150,000 dead and disappeared during the conflict. Two thirds of the testimonies were collected in different Mayan languages. Twenty five per cent of the victims were children. Three quarters of all victims were indigenous. 422 massacres are documented. Responsiblity of 79.3 per cent of violence was identified as falling to the Army while the guerrillas account for 9.3 per cent of the violence recounted.

Testimony

death of a Guatemalan village

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Author: Victor Montejo

Publisher: Curbstone Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 113

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A former rural schoolteacher gives an account of a village (fictitious name) and villagers destroyed by elements of the Guatamalan army in search of revolutionaries and guerrillas.

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

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Author: Greg Grandin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674584

Category: History

Page: 159

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In 1984, Nobel Peace Prize–winner and indigenous rights activist RigobertaMenchú published I, RigobertaMenchú, her autobiographical account of life in Guatemala undera military dictatorship to great acclaim. The book rapidly transformedthe study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history. Since then,her memoir has increasingly become a target for rightwing historians andcommentators seeking to discredit Menchú’s account and to deny thegenocide carried out by the Guatemalan military regime with US support.Greg Grandin, in this crucial accompaniment to Menchú’s work, takes onher critics to set the story straight. He investigates the historical contextand political realities that underlie Menchú’s past and the ongoing debatesurrounding it, in this substantial new work on Guatemalan history.

The Guatemala Reader

History, Culture, Politics

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Author: Greg Grandin,Elizabeth Oglesby

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822351072

Category: History

Page: 663

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DIVAn interdisciplinary anthology on the largest, most populous nation in Central America, covering Guatemalan history, culture, literature and politics and containing many primary sources not previously published in English./div

One Day of Life

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Author: Manlio Argueta

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679732433

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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Looks at one day in the lives of the Guardado family, peasants caught up in the terror and corruption of El Salvador

Testimonio

On the Politics of Truth

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Author: John Beverley

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816628407

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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These four germinal essays by John Beverley sparked the widespread discussion and debate surrounding testimonio--the socially and politically charged Latin American narrative of witnessing--that culminated, with David Stoll's highly publicized attack on Rigoberta Menchu's celebrated testimonial text. Challenging Hardt and Negri's "Empire, Beverley's extensive new introduction examines the broader historical, political, and ethical issues that this literature raises, tracing the development of testimonio from its emergence in the Cold War era to the rise of a globalized economy and of U.S. political hegemony. Informed by postcolonial studies and the current debate over multiculturalism and identity politics, "Testimonio reaches across disciplinary boundaries to show how this particular literature at once represents and enacts new forms of agency on the part of previously repressed social subjects, as well as its potential as a new form of "alliance politics" between those subjects and artists, scientists, teachers, and intellectuals in a variety of local, national, and international contexts.