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Who is Rigoberta Menchu? - Greg Grandin

Who is Rigoberta Menchu?

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Published: 23rd August 2011
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"Haunting ... Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness resonates through every page of this book." New York Times Book Review

"Strikingly well written, and full of fascinating anecdotes." Independent

"A genuinely readable history recounted with a novelist's sense of pace and an eye for character." Timothy Rutten, Los Angeles Times

In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography---I, Rigoberta Menchu---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 Menchu's work will disabuse many readers of the lies that have been told about this courageous individual.

Praise for Fordlandia Haunting - Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness resonates through every page of this book.A" New York Times Book Review Fordlandia is - a genuinely readable history recounted with a novelist's sense of pace and an eye for character. It's a significant contribution to our understanding of ourselves and engrossingly enjoyable.A" Timothy Rutten, Los Angeles Times

Prefacep. v
Introduction: A Victory Described in Detailp. 1
Clarifying History: On the Guatemalan Truth Commissionp. 1
Judging Genocide: The Reasoning Behind the Truth Commission's Rulingp. 77
Appendix: The Findings of the UN Commission for Historical Clarification-A State Racist in Theory and Practicep. 99
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 151
Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9781844674589
ISBN-10: 1844674584
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Abridged