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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

This book is about Rigoberta Menchú
Embark on a profound journey through the pages of "I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala," where Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú unveils her heart-wrenching yet inspiring life story. Published on January 12, 2010, this powerful narrative dives deep into the struggles faced by Mayan communities in Guatemala, set against a backdrop of extreme poverty, relentless injustice, and systemic violence. Menchú, born into a peasant family, witnessed the brutal murders of her family members by the military, a traumatic catalyst that steered her towards political activism intertwined with her deep-rooted religious beliefs. Through her eloquent storytelling, Menchú not only shares the rich tapestry of her community's traditional beliefs but also her personal engagements with feminist and socialist ideologies. This book is a beacon for those in adult education, offering a vivid exploration of indigenous rights, racial justice, and economic justice, all woven together by Menchú's unwavering courage and passionate pursuit of equity. Let her story inspire you to reflect on how you can contribute to the fight for justice in your own community.
Published by Verso on January 12, 2010
322 pages
ISBN: 9781844674183
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