Rigoberta Menchú

Leben in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Elisabeth Burgos Debray,Elisabeth Burgos-Debray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889770011

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 244

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Belletristik : Guatemala ; Biographie.

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader offer reflections on her life and discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Champion of Human Rights


Author: Julie Schulze

Publisher: Greenhaven Press

ISBN: 9780934272438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 87

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A biographical account of the Quiche Indian woman from Guatemala who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 in recognition of her work for social justice.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom


Author: Allen Carey-Webb,Stephen Connely Benz,Stephen Benz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430132

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.

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy


Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636266

Category: Social 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.

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?


Author: Greg Grandin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678504

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 9686

In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography—I, Rigoberta Menchú—transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became the target of historians seeking to discredit her testimony and deny US complicity in the genocidal policies of the Guatemalan regime. Told here is the story of an unlettered woman who became the spokesperson for her people and clashed with the intellectual apologists of the world’s most powerful nation. What happened to her autobiography speaks volumes about power, perception and race on the world stage. This critical companion to Menchú’s work will disabuse many readers of the lies that have been told about this courageous individual.

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala


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.

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans


Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813343969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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 everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

Mariama Bâ, Rigoberta Menchú, and Postcolonial Feminism


Author: Laura Charlotte Kempen

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820449760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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This book investigates the convergence of feminist literary projects in the Latin American and West African contexts and demonstrates how the authors examined here employ similar writing strategies to (re)constitute feminine subjects. Their writing strive

Crossing Borders


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books


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

The Honey Jar


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

Publisher: Groundwood Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9599

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

Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia


Author: Elisabeth Burgos-Debray

Publisher: Siglo XXI

ISBN: 9789682313158

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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Rigoberta nació en San Miguel Uspantán, El Quiché, Guatemala. Aprendió castellano cuando tenía veinte años sin libros, maestros ni escuela. Lo aprendió con su voluntad feroz por romper el silencio en el que viven los indios de América Latina. Se apropió el lenguaje del colonizador, no para integrarse a una historia que nunca la incluyó, sino para hacer valer, mediante la palabra, una cultura que es parte de esa historia.

Literatur und Revolution. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten von "Rigoberta Menchús" Testimonio


Author: Eva Schöttl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668381933

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 19

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Lateinamerikanische Sprachen, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1,0, Universität Passau (Lehrstuhl für Romanische Literaturen und Kulturen), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar Kulturwissenschaft Lateinamerika, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Bei den Stichworten „Lateinamerika“ und „Literatur“ fallen einem zuerst in der Regel Namen wie Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortázar oder Isabel Allende ein. Sie alle haben der lateinamerikanischen Literatur in der Vergangenheit zur Erlangung internationaler Bekannt- und Beliebtheit verholfen. Doch Lateinamerika hat noch mehr zu bieten als die Texte der genannten MeisterInnen. Ein Beispiel dafür ist die sogenannte Testimonialliteratur, welche Zeitzeugenberichte literarisch verarbeitet. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es einleitend darzustellen, in welchem historischen und politischen Kontext sich diese spezifisch lateinamerikanische Gattung entwickelt hat. Anschließend soll auf die Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Testimonialliteratur eingegangen werden. Dazu wird mit Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia eines der bekanntesten Werke der Gattung näher betrachtet. Konkret wird dieses von Elisabeth Burgos und Rigoberta Menchú in Zusammenarbeit verfasste Testimonio anhand der Kriterien des Premio Casa de las Américas analysiert. Die Analyse wird dabei nicht nur von der Forschungsfrage geleitet, ob „Menchús“ Testimonio die Kriterien erfüllt, sondern ebenso davon, ob Testimonialliteratur generell den von der Casa de las Américas an sie gestellten Ansprüchen gerecht werden kann. Abschließend soll hier einführend noch kurz erläutert werden, warum bezugnehmend auf das untersuchte Testimonio „Menchú“ in Anführungszeichen gesetzt wird. Diese Akzentuierung soll betonen, dass Rigoberta Menchú nicht die alleinige Autorin ihres „Zeitzeugenberichtes“ ist. Es handelt sich vielmehr um ein Gemeinschaftswerk von Elisabeth Burgos und Rigoberta Menchú. Diese doppelte Autorenschaft ist typisch für die Gattung und stellt keine Besonderheit des hier behandelten Testimonios dar.

Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory

The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century


Author: David E. Lorey,William H. Beezley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842029827

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 7988

The twentieth century has been scarred by political violence and genocide, reaching its extreme in the Holocaust. Yet, at the same time, the century has been marked by a growing commitment to human rights. This volume highlights the importance of history-of socially processed memory-in resolving the wounds left by massive state-sponsored political violence and in preventing future episodes of violence. In Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory: The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century, the editors present and discuss the many different social responses to the challenge of coming to terms with past reigns of terror and collective violence.p Designed for undergraduate courses in political violence and revolution, this volume treats a wide variety of incidents of collective violence-from decades-long genocide to short-lived massacres. The selection of essays provides a broad range of thought-provoking case studies from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This provocative collection of readings from around the world will spur debate and discussion of this timely and important topic in the classroom and beyond.p