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Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

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Rigoberta Menchu by Michael Silverstone
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Rigoberta Menchu, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, was born in a remote and impoverished corner of Guatemala, where her people, the Quiche-Maya, suffered as second-class citizens. Those who tried to fight for their land and their rights often faced violence and even death. But Rigoberta, who worked as a coffee picker when she was a child and as a maid when she was a teenager, found the courage to become a leader in her people's struggle. Her tireless work has led to awareness and improvements of the lives of indigenous people -- not only in Guatemala, but around the globe.

Author Biography

Michael Silverstone
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
32 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Pages
112
Dimensions
177x228x7
ISBN-13
9781558611993
Product ID
2056591

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