I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala Summary
Rigoberta Menchú

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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala Summary

When Menchú's autobiography was first published in 1984, it catapulted her and her story, describing the exploitation and mistreatment of her people, to the forefront of international attention. The book imbued her work in organizing the Guatemalan peasantry with added authority and credibility. The voice of the Guatemalan peasants, which had been heretofore silenced by government oppression, illiteracy, and linguistic barriers, was now available to the global public, and Menchú's...

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