From the Publisher: Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchu 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. Menchu 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.… (more)
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Opgedragen aan Alaide Foppa. In haar vaderland, Guatemala, vocht zij voor de mensenrechten en voor de rechten van de vrouw. Ze was dichteres en hield van de schilderkunst. Ze werd ontvoerd in Guatemala-stad op 19 december 1980 en is sindsdien spoorloos.
My name is Rigoberta Menchu.
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