Who Is Rigoberta Menchú?

Who Is Rigoberta Menchú?

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

About the Publisher

Verso

Verso

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844674589
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 972.8100497
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 226g
Height: 210mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 13mm