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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Reality is more painful than fiction

    Rigoberta Menchu Gives a first hand account of her life as a Mayan woman in a world of the violence of globialization and flawed political idealogy. I read this book before traveling to Guatemala to visit with many native groups who have similar stories. Rigoberta's story forces us to look at how we, as members of the Western world, participte in the suffering of others. Marxism is not the motivation of this book as has been alleged. Disregard for the value of humanity and its implications are.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Ebook price is ridiculous.

    I was very interested in reading this book until I saw the price for an ebook copy.... NO WAY would I pay this much for an ebook. Why would anyone? You can't share an ebook, sell an ebook or donate an ebook.. so you really don't own it... This asking price is just way to much !!! I think the publisher must be unbelievably greedy and thats a real shame. You lost a sale today because I will be buying a book but it won't cost over $10 and I will look for this book at a used book store... meaning the publisher and author will reap nothing from me. Its a real shame, because in the end, I will read this story. I would like for the author to benefit financially from the hard work put into writing a book, but in this case, it won't be happeing. I hope the publisher will reconsider their pricing strategy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    A Kirk is a knob-end

    After readind A kirk's review of 1999, I can only conclude that he had obviously not read enough, had clearly missed the point, and is in fact, as we say in scotland, a numptey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    Reality

    i think the book 'I Rigobert Menchu' is the harsh reality of today's society. it's absolute rubbish that some people think that the story is all lies. why would someone make something like that up? i think it is a fantastic book and recommend anyone to read it because it will open up your eyes to the reality of poverty and torture so many people around the world are facing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2000

    Truth of Fiction?

    I have read this book in anticipation of a course I shall take next semester. The book was very well written and went through the supposed life of Rigoberta, the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The book has since been proven to be a fraud and the author and transcripter have been identified as Marxist, and suposedly the book was crafted to fit the marxist idea of the suppressed working class. I can honestly see that at various points in the book. Before I researched her life, I was rather surprised how much her autobiography really did remind me of Marx's writing, so it was not much of a shock to me. I don't think this book can be discarded though because of its fiction-ish qualities. Its brilliant. If you think about it..someone fabricated this.. made many people believe it.. and got a Nobel Peace Prize in the process! Ha! On a more serious note.. although it was fiction, a lot of the stories must have originated from somewhere, I find it very difficult to believe that the Natives of Guatemala are living the good life. The book makes us aware of a society which reminds me of the United States 150 years ago, except its going on NOW! thats sad.. So okay.. thats my review.. once i discuss it in class I'll probably gain greater insights.. but please don't discard this from any reading list because of its fiction qualities!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    Highly Acclaimed and Great for Reports!

    This book is an easy to read, extremely informative story about indigenous life in Guatemala. I used this book in my term paper, along with Victor Perera's 'Unfinished Conquest', and received an A! It is also used as a text book in college because it is so highly acclaimed. I have spent time in a 3rd world country and this book tells the truth about the harsh living conditions. (P.S. Rigoberta Menchu won the Nobel Peace Prize; gotta read to find out why!)

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