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I, Rigoberta Menchu / Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

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A two-book shrinkwrapped set at a discount price: paperback editions of I, Rigoberta Menchú and Who is Rigoberta Menchú?

The set contains the source book by Menchú as well as Greg Grandin's investigation of the accusations against her.


I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú: Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a
Guatemalan peasant woman, ...

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Overview

A two-book shrinkwrapped set at a discount price: paperback editions of I, Rigoberta Menchú and Who is Rigoberta Menchú?

The set contains the source book by Menchú as well as Greg Grandin's investigation of the accusations against her.


I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú: 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.


Who Is Rigoberta Menchú? by Greg Grandin: In 1984, Nobel Peace Prize–winner and indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published I, Rigoberta Menchú, her autobiographical account of life in Guatemala under a military dictatorship to great acclaim. The book rapidly transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history. Since then, her memoir has increasingly become a target for rightwing historians and commentators seeking to discredit Menchú’s account and to deny the genocide carried out by the Guatemalan military regime with US support. Greg Grandin, in this crucial accompaniment to Menchú’s work, takes on her critics to set the story straight. He investigates the historical context and political realities that underlie Menchú’s past and the ongoing debate surrounding it, in this substantial new work on Guatemalan history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844674824
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 2/21/2011
  • Edition description: Shrinkwrapped Set
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 985,747
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (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.

Greg Grandin is the author of Empire’s Workshop, The Last Colonial
Massacre
, Who is Rigoberta Menchú?, the award-winning The Blood of Guatemala, and the 2009 National
Book Awards finalist Fordlandia. A professor of history at New York University and a Guggenheim fellow, Grandin has served on the United Nations Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan
Civil War and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Nation, New Statesman,
and New York Times.

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