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Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado

This book is about Elvia Alvarado
"Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado" unveils the compelling narrative of Elvia Alvarado, a relentless Honduran campesina activist who confronts the harsh realities of poverty, inequality, and oppression in Central America. Published on July 19, 1989, this oral history, skillfully translated and edited by Medea Benjamin, captures Alvarado's journey from organizing women's groups to combat malnutrition to leading audacious land recovery missions in accordance with national reform laws. Her experiences—marked by imprisonment and torture for her activism—offer a profound insight into the struggles for indigenous rights, economic justice, gender equality, and voting rights in Honduras. Ideal for college students, this book not only chronicles the life of a formidable social justice leader but also serves as a critical educational tool that encourages deep reflection on the systemic challenges and the resilience of marginalized communities.
Published by HarperPerennial on July 19, 1989
208 pages
ISBN: 9780060972059
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