Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

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Author: Greg Grandin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678504

Category: History

Page: 176

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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.

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 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

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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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Ich bin eure Stimme

Das Mädchen, das dem Islamischen Staat entkam und gegen Gewalt und Versklavung kämpft

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Author: Nadia Murad

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Am 3. August 2014 endet das Leben, wie Nadia Murad es kannte. Truppen des IS überfallen ihr jesidisches Dorf Kocho im Norden Iraks. Sie töten die Älteren und verschleppen die Jüngeren. Kleine Jungen sollen als Soldaten ausgebildet werden. Die Mädchen werden verschleppt und als Sklavinnen verkauft. An diesem Tag verliert Nadia Murad 44 Angehörige. Für sie beginnt ein beispielloses Martyrium: Drei Monate ist sie in der Gewalt des IS, wird Opfer von Demütigung, Folter, Vergewaltigung. Nur mit Glück und unvorstellbarem Mut gelingt ihr die Flucht vor ihren Peinigern. Sie schafft es in ein Flüchtlingslager und kommt von dort aus nach Deutschland. Tausende andere junge Frauen befinden sich bis heute in der Gewalt des IS. Deren Stimme zu sein und sie zu befreien hat Nadia Murad sich zur Aufgabe gemacht. Heute kämpft sie dafür, dass das Verbrechen des IS als Völkermord anerkannt wird und die Verantwortlichen vor den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gestellt werden. Die Vereinten Nationen ernannten Nadia Murad zur Sonderbotschafterin, darüber hinaus wurde sie für den Friedensnobelpreis nominiert und mit dem Vaclav-Havel-Preises für Menschenrecht ausgezeichnet. Nun erzählt sie ihre bewegende Geschichte.

Die Waffen nieder!

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Author: Bertha von Suttner

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3958019390

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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„Keinem vernünftigen Menschen wird es einfallen, Tintenflecken mit Tinte, Ölflecken mit Öl wegwaschen zu wollen. Nur Blut soll immer wieder mit Blut abgewaschen werden.“ „Die Waffen nieder!“ gehört zweifellos zu den wichtigsten pazifistischen Schriften des 19. Jahrhunderts und löste bereits kurz nach Erscheinen ein gewaltiges Echo aus. Der Roman schildert die packende Geschichte der Baronin Martha Althaus, die im Zuge kriegerischer Auseinandersetzungen tragische Verluste erleidet - und zur überzeugten Pazifistin wird. Die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Bertha von Suttner protestiert mit diesem Roman gegen das sinnlose Verschwenden von Menschenleben und die menschenverachtenden Grausamkeiten im Krieg.

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."

Die Konkurrenz der Opfer

Genozid, Identität und Anerkennung

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Author: Jean-Michel Chaumont

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934920057

Category: Genocide

Page: 359

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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.