web site hit counter Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos

Availability: Ready to download

Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.


Compare

Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

32 review for Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wendelle

    This is the famously polarizing reappraisal of Rigoberta Menchu, which examines in detail the level to which her autobiography was accurate, or exaggerated myth in service of an agenda. The book doesn't deny her essential story about the sufferings of Guatemalans under their government. But it asks us to review whether guerillas with pure ideals, like communist insurgents in other parts of the world, should be promptly excused for leaving violence and suffering among peasants and civilians in th This is the famously polarizing reappraisal of Rigoberta Menchu, which examines in detail the level to which her autobiography was accurate, or exaggerated myth in service of an agenda. The book doesn't deny her essential story about the sufferings of Guatemalans under their government. But it asks us to review whether guerillas with pure ideals, like communist insurgents in other parts of the world, should be promptly excused for leaving violence and suffering among peasants and civilians in the wake of their cause. It also asks us to listen to all marginalized voices, not just the ones that align readily to the essential theses of the Academic Left, no matter how tempting it is.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shom Dasgupta

    burgos-debray's preface and stoll's new epilogue make me wanna...vom burgos-debray's preface and stoll's new epilogue make me wanna...vom

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cora

    If you interested in learning about the persecution and history of an indigenous tribe in Guatemala. This book is very detailed and I believe Rigobeto does her people justice in this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Aisenbrey

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gary

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  7. 4 out of 5

    Miguel A Vettorazzi O

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kris

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca_atx

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kyle bowman

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jason Williams

  12. 5 out of 5

    Helen Andrews

  13. 4 out of 5

    Adam

  14. 5 out of 5

    Flor M Castillo

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Aisenbrey

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gail

  18. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jodi

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Striepe

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

  22. 4 out of 5

    M

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

  24. 5 out of 5

    Scott Cave

  25. 5 out of 5

    erl

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dan Landes

  27. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sema

  30. 4 out of 5

    Geo Low

  31. 5 out of 5

    Royce DeWitt

  32. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.