I, Rigoberta Menchu by Rigoberta Menchú
An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.
 

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Rigoberta Menchu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous peoples in Guatemala. Annie Wright is a chef and caterer, and has taught at the New York Restaurant School. She holds degrees in Nutrition and Hotel & Restaurant Management, and is currently a partner in Russel Wright Studios, LLC. She is also a co-founder and board member of Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison, New York.
 
Published January 12, 2010 by Verso. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, War, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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