I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

The Nation
“A moving account of gruesome repression, gut-wrenching poverty and vicious racism … A call to conscience.”
The Times [London]
“A fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
“A cornerstone of the multicultural canon.”
Francis Sejersted - Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
“An extraordinary document.”
From the Publisher
“A moving account of gruesome repression, gut-wrenching poverty and vicious racism ... A call to conscience.”—Nation

“A fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people.”—Times (London)

“A cornerstone of the multicultural canon.”—Chronicle of Higher Education

“An extraordinary document.”—Francis Sejersted, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844674183
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
71,247
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rigoberta Menchú received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous peoples in Guatemala.

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EffieTX More than 1 year ago
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.