Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos, 1st Edition

By David Stoll

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Rigoberta Menchu 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 Menchu, denounced

Table of Contents

1 The Story of All Poor Guatemalans, PART 1 Vicente Menchú and His Village, 2 Uspantán as an Agricultural Frontier, 3 The Struggle for Chimel, PART 2 Popular Revolutionary War, 4 Revolutionary Justice Comes to Uspantán, 5 The Death of Petrocinio, 6 The Massacre at the Spanish Embassy, 7 Vicente Menchú and the Committee for Campesino Unity, 8 Vicente Menchú and the Guerrilla Army of the Poor, 9 The Death of Juana Tum and the Destruction of Chimel, 10 The Death Squads in Uspantán, PART 3 Vicente’s Daughter and the Reinvention of Chimel, 11 Where Was Rigoberta?, 12 Rigoberta Joins the Revolutionary Movement, 13 The Construction of I, Rigoberta Menchú, 14 Rigoberta’s Secret, PART 4, The Laureate Goes Home, 15 The Campaign for the Nobel, 16 The Lonely Life of a Nobel Laureate, 17 Rigoberta and Redemption, 18 The New Chimel, 19 Rigoberta Leaves the Guerrilla Movement, 20 Epitaph for an Eyewitness Account Afterword to the 2008 Edition: A Parallel Universe

About the Author

David Stoll teaches anthropology at Middlebury College. His other books include Is Latin America Turning Protestant? and Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General