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By Rigoberta Menchu

Now an international bestseller, the striking lifetime of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan peasant lady, displays at the studies universal to many Indian groups in Latin the USA. Menchu suffered gross injustice and worry in her formative years: her brother, mom and dad have been murdered through the Guatemalan army. She realized Spanish and grew to become to catechistic paintings as an expression of political rebellion in addition to spiritual dedication. Menchu vividly conveys the normal ideals of her group and her own reaction to feminist and socialist rules. chiefly, those pages are illuminated by way of the iconic braveness and passionate experience of justice of a unprecedented girl. This new version is brought by means of Greg Grandin, who locations Menchu's account right into a modern political context, and assesses revisionist arguments approximately Rigoberta Menchu and Guatemalan background.

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