Who Is Rigoberta Mench
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In 1984, Nobel Peace Prize winner & indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu published her autobiographical account of life in Guatemala under a military dictatorship to great acclaim. Here, Greg Grandin investigates the historical context and political realities that underlie Menchu's past and the ongoing debate surrounding it. GREG GRANDIN is the author of Empire's Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and the award-winning The Blood of Guatemala. A professor of history at New York University and a Guggenheim fellow.
Verso, 9781844674527, 176pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2011
About the Author
Greg Grandin is the author of "Empire's Workshop," "The Last Colonial Massacre," "Who is Rigoberta Menchu?," the award-winning "The Blood of Guatemala," and the 2009 National Book Awards finalist "Fordlandia." A professor of history at New York University and a Guggenheim fellow, Grandin has served on the United Nations Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan Civil War and has written for the "Los Angeles Times," "Nation," "New Statesman," and "New York Times."