Who Is Rigoberta Menchu Pa

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-02-21
  • Publisher: VERSO

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In 1984, Nobel Peace Prizewinner and indigenous rights activist RigobertaMenchuacute; published I, RigobertaMenchuacute; , her autobiographical account of life in Guatemala undera military dictatorship to great acclaim. The book rapidly transformedthe study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history. Since then,her memoir has increasingly become a target for rightwing historians andcommentators seeking to discredit Menchuacute;rs"s account and to deny thegenocide carried out by the Guatemalan military regime with US support.Greg Grandin, in this crucial accompaniment to Menchuacute;rs"s work, takes onher critics to set the story straight. He investigates the historical contextand political realities that underlie Menchuacute;rs"s past and the ongoing debatesurrounding it, in this substantial new work on Guatemalan history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introduction: A Victory Described in Detailp. 1
Clarifying History: On the Guatemalan Truth Commissionp. 1
Judging Genocide: The Reasoning Behind the Truth Commission's Rulingp. 77
Appendix: The Findings of the UN Commission for Historical Clarification-A State Racist in Theory and Practicep. 99
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 151
Indexp. 155
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