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Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1844678504
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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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.

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1844674185
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 294
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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader offer reflections on her life and discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father.

I, Rigoberta Menchú

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860917885
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 251
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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

  • Author: David Stoll
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: 9780813343969
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú

Leben in Guatemala

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Elisabeth Burgos Debray,Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783889770011
  • Category: Indians of Central America
  • Page: 244
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Belletristik : Guatemala ; Biographie.

Testimonio

Testimonio

On the Politics of Truth

  • Author: John Beverley
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816628407
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 121
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These four germinal essays by John Beverley sparked the widespread discussion and debate surrounding testimonio--the socially and politically charged Latin American narrative of witnessing--that culminated, with David Stoll's highly publicized attack on Rigoberta Menchu's celebrated testimonial text. Challenging Hardt and Negri's "Empire, Beverley's extensive new introduction examines the broader historical, political, and ethical issues that this literature raises, tracing the development of testimonio from its emergence in the Cold War era to the rise of a globalized economy and of U.S. political hegemony. Informed by postcolonial studies and the current debate over multiculturalism and identity politics, "Testimonio reaches across disciplinary boundaries to show how this particular literature at once represents and enacts new forms of agency on the part of previously repressed social subjects, as well as its potential as a new form of "alliance politics" between those subjects and artists, scientists, teachers, and intellectuals in a variety of local, national, and international contexts.

The Honey Jar

The Honey Jar

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy

  • Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816636266
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 418
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Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and, if so, what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her book. In The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate. The first section of this volume collects the primary documents -- newspaper articles, interviews, and official statements -- in which the debate raged, many translated into English for the first time. In the second section, a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the debate, and considers its implications for such issues as the "culture wars", historical truth, and the politics of memory. Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.

Teaching and Testimony

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom

  • Author: Allen Carey-Webb,Stephen Connely Benz,Stephen Benz
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791430132
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 391
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Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.

Die Kunst des politischen Mordes

Die Kunst des politischen Mordes

  • Author: Francisco Goldman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783498025076
  • Category:
  • Page: 505
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Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 242
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Details the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, her flight from Guatemala to Mexico in 1981, and her resolve to dedicate her life to Indian causes

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 242
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Details the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, her flight from Guatemala to Mexico in 1981, and her resolve to dedicate her life to Indian causes

Rigoberta Menchu

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

  • Author: Michael Silverstone
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
  • ISBN: 9781558611993
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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A new multicultural biography series for young readers that focuses on major achievements by women from around the world.

What is World Literature?

What is World Literature?

  • Author: David Damrosch
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691049861
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 324
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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Mench�'s writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

Dschungelkind

Dschungelkind

  • Author: Sabine Kuegler
  • Publisher: Droemer eBook
  • ISBN: 3426411385
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Was uns unvorstellbar erscheint – Sabine Kuegler hat es erlebt: Als Tochter deutscher Forscher verbrachte sie ihre Kindheit mitten im Dschungel von West-Papua, bei einem vergessenen Stamm von Kannibalen. Bis sie siebzehn war, kannte sie keine Autos, kein Fernsehen und keine Geschäfte. Sie spielte nicht mit Puppen, sondern schwamm mit Krokodilen im Fluss – und erlebte schon früh die alten Rituale des Tötens. Die Natur war ihr Spielplatz, der Dschungel ihre Heimat, der Himmel ihr Dach. Dschungelkind von Sabine Kuegler im eBook!

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Activist for Indigenous Rights in Guatemala

  • Author: Heather Lehr Wagner
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438104502
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 121
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Rigoberta Menchu Tum experienced firsthand the oppression of the native Indian population in Guatemala. This biography profiles the unwavering activist who was awarded the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize for her remarkable work promoting social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."

The Girl from Chimel

The Girl from Chimel

  • Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 54
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The Nobel Peace Prize winner details her Guatemalan childhood, recounting stories of her grandparents and parents, and her close association with the natural world that surrounded her highland village.

Madame Curie und ihre Schwestern

Madame Curie und ihre Schwestern

Frauen, die den Nobelpreis bekamen

  • Author: Charlotte Kerner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783407808455
  • Category: Biography
  • Page: 475
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Haunting Violations

Haunting Violations

Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real"

  • Author: Wendy Hesford,Wendy Kozol
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252093302
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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Feminist critics place a premium on the "real" stories told by the victimized and the oppressed. Haunting Violations offers a corrective to such uncritical acceptance of the "real" in confessional, testimonial, and ethnographic narratives. Through close readings of a wide variety of texts, contributors argue that depictions of the "real" are inherently performative, crafted within the limits and in the interests of specific personal, political, or social projects. Haunting Violations explores the inseparability of discourse and politics in quasi-autobiographical works such as I, Rigoberta Menchú and When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Contributors consider how the Sri Lankan Mother's Front movement exploits the sanctity of the maternal and how multiple political purposes on both sides bleed through government "documentary" photographs of Japanese-American concentration camp internees. This volume also investigates how South Asian feminists use the authority of their personal experience to critique the film Mississippi Masala and how realist narratives, such as Janet Campbell Hale's autobiographical Bloodlines, Margie Strosser's documentary film Rape Stories, and Shekur Kapur's film Bandit Queen, reexamine how assumptions about power and trauma are embedded in the promise of the real.