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

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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

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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.

Rigoberta Menchú

Leben in Guatemala

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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.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom

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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.

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 Rigoberta Menchú Controversy

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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.

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Activist for Indigenous Rights in Guatemala

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Author: Heather Lehr Wagner

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438104502

Category: Electronic books

Page: 121

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Rigoberta Menchu Tum experienced firsthand the oppression of the native Indian population in Guatemala. This biography profiles the unwavering activist who was awarded the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize for her remarkable work promoting social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

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Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813343969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1899

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Madame Curie und ihre Schwestern

Frauen, die den Nobelpreis bekamen

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Author: Charlotte Kerner

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 9783407808455

Category: Nobel Prizes

Page: 475

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Journey for Peace

The Story of Rigoberta Menchú

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Author: Marlene Targ Brill,Rubén De Anda

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Discusses the winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, who campaigned for human rights in Guatemala for her people, the Maya

Mariama Bâ, Rigoberta Menchú, and Postcolonial Feminism

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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

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: 0786732520

Category: History

Page: 304

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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.