I  Rigoberta Mench   Book
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I Rigoberta Mench


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchú Tum
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 0860917886

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I Rigoberta Mench Excerpt :

Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta 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 catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. The anthropologist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, herself a Latin American woman, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu. The result is a book unique in contemporary literature which records the detail of everyday Indian life. Rigoberta’s gift for striking expression vividly conveys both the religious and superstitious 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 Book

I Rigoberta Menchu


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchu
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844674718

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I Rigoberta Menchu Excerpt :

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 Book

I Rigoberta Menchu


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchu
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844674183

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I Rigoberta Menchu Excerpt :

A Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on poverty, injustice, and the struggles of Mayan communities in Guatemala, offering “a fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people” (The Times) 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.

Rigoberta Menchu And The Story Of All Poor Guatemalans Book

Rigoberta Menchu And The Story Of All Poor Guatemalans


  • Author : David Stoll
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429977213

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Rigoberta Menchu And The Story Of All Poor Guatemalans Excerpt :

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.

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu  Book

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu


  • Author : Greg Grandin
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844674589

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Who Is Rigoberta Menchu Excerpt :

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.

The Rigoberta Mench   Controversy Book
Score: 5
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The Rigoberta Mench Controversy


  • Author : Arturo Arias
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 0816636257

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The Rigoberta Mench Controversy Excerpt :

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 Book

Crossing Borders


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041918197

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Crossing Borders Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 1
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The Honey Jar


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773065076

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The Honey Jar Excerpt :

In this book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum returns to the world of her childhood. The Honey Jar brings us the ancient stories her grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Maya tales include creation myths, a classic story about the magic twins (which can also be found in the Popol Vuh), explanations of how and why certain natural phenomena came to exist, and animal tales. The underworld, the sky, the sun and moon, plants, people, animals, gods and demi-gods are all present in these stories, and through them we come to know more about the elements that shaped the Mayas’ understanding of the world. Rich and vibrant illustrations by noted Mazatec-Mexican artist Domi perfectly complement these magical Maya tales. Key Text Features illustrations Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

A Global History of Indigenous Peoples Book

A Global History of Indigenous Peoples


  • Author : K. Coates
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2004-10-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230509078

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A Global History of Indigenous Peoples Excerpt :

A Global History of Indigenous Peoples examines the history of the indigenous/tribal peoples of the world. The work spans the period from the pivotal migrations which saw the peopling of the world, examines the processes by which tribal peoples established themselves as separate from surplus-based and more material societies, and considers the impact of the policies of domination and colonization which brought dramatic change to indigenous cultures. The book covers both tribal societies affected by the expansion of European empires and those indigenous cultures influenced by the economic and military expansion of non-European powers. The work concludes with a discussion of contemporary political and legal conflicts between tribal peoples and nation-states and the on-going effort to sustain indigenous cultures in the face of globalization, resource developments and continued threats to tribal lands and societies.

The Girl from Chimel Book
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The Girl from Chimel


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 1773064541

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The Girl from Chimel Excerpt :

Nobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum brings the world of her childhood vividly to life in The Girl from Chimel. This evocative memoir for children is beautifully illustrated by noted Mazatec-Mexican artist Domi.

Rigoberta Menchu Book

Rigoberta Menchu


  • Author : Michael Silverstone
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 1998-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1558611991

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Rigoberta Menchu Excerpt :

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

Journey for Peace Book

Journey for Peace


  • Author : Marlene Targ Brill
  • Publisher : Dutton Juvenile
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173004703368

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Journey for Peace Excerpt :

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

The Secret Legacy Book

The Secret Legacy


  • Author : Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773065069

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The Secret Legacy Excerpt :

Nobel Peace Prize winner and noted Maya activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum returns once more to the world of her childhood in The Secret Legacy. Seven-year-old Ixkem is chosen by her grandfather amongst all the villagers to inherit the responsibility for tending his special cornfield. Ixkem goes to the field and begins to shout and stomp to frighten away the animals who would like to share the harvest. Suddenly a mass of tiny creatures appear — the b'e'n — secret animal spirits of which there is one for every human on earth. They take Ixkem into the underworld, where she tells them the amazing stories that her grandfather has told her. In exchange the b'e'n whisper a secret for her to take to her grandfather. Rich and vibrant illustrations by noted Mazatec-Mexican artist Domi perfectly complement this magical Maya tale. Key Text Features Illustrations Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

The Massacre at El Mozote Book
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The Massacre at El Mozote


  • Author : Mark Danner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: El Mozote (El Salvador)
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1862077851

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The Massacre at El Mozote Excerpt :

The story of the 1989 massacre of civilians in El Salvadore by US-trained soldiers.

Teaching and Testimony Book

Teaching and Testimony


  • Author : Allen Carey-Webb
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 0791430138

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Teaching and Testimony Excerpt :

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.