Who Is Rigoberta Menchu? by Greg GrandinWho Is Rigoberta Menchu? by Greg Grandin

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

byGreg Grandin

Paperback | February 21, 2011

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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.
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 investig...
Title:Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.51 inPublished:February 21, 2011Publisher:Verso PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844674584

ISBN - 13:9781844674589

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