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Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans( )
Author: Stoll, David
Publication Date:Dec 1998
Publisher:Avalon Publishing
Imprint:Westview Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.00
Book Description:

This book is about a living legend, an orphaned Guatemalan schoolgirl thrust into the role of spokeswoman for a defeated guerrilla movement. Her story about her life, family and village, published under the title I, Rigoberta Menchú, aroused so much sympathy that she won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. Like the Ché Guevara legend, the imagery surrounding Rigoberta Menchú served the ideological needs of the urban left. Her story also helped shape the assumptions of an era of...
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