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The Resource Crossing borders, Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright

Crossing borders, Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright

Label
Crossing borders
Title
Crossing borders
Statement of responsibility
Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In this, the second installment of her autobiography, the celebrated Guatemalan Indian leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner picks up the story where her first volume, I, Rigoberta Menohu, ended. In 1981 Rigoberta fled from Guatemala, deeply traumatised by the violence inflicted on her community including the murders of her brother, father and mother. Exiled in Mexico she began building a support movement with the Indians living as outlaws in Guatemala's mountains. In 1988 she returned to Guatemala City where she was immediately arrested and released only after considerable international pressure. Danielle Mitterrand and Desmond Tutu were amongst those who joined a worldwide campaign to secure the Nobel Peace Prize for Rigoberta. Here she describes the events leading up to winning the prize in 1992 and the joyous celebrations which followed in Guatemala. In her role as roving ambassador for indigenous peoples Rigoberta has traversed the globe and her chronicle of these journeys is a thread which winds through this book. But, like its predecessor, Crossing Borders is much more than a political diary. In these pages Rigoberta talks with deep affection about her family and especially her mother, a woman who combined the various roles of peasant leader, midwife and keeper of the community's secrets. She returns again to the traditions of her Mayan background, comparing her people's respect for the village and its environment with the selfish individualism of a modern consumer society she has come to know only as an adult
Action
Committed to retain
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menchú, Rigoberta
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1465.2.Q5
LC item number
M373 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Ann
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menchú, Rigoberta
  • Menchú, Rigoberta
  • Quiché women
  • Women human rights workers
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Ethnic relations
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Politics and government
  • Quiché women
  • Women human rights workers
  • Guatemala
Label
Crossing borders, Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's note -- Map -- Introduction: the Nobel Peace Prize, October 1992 1 -- Trouble in the family: the enemy within, November 1995 -- Coming home to Guatemala, 1988 and 1994 -- The massacre at Xaman, October 1995 -- The legacy of my parents and my village -- Into exile and back, 1980, 1981, 1982 -- Heiress to an ancient culture at the United Nations, 1982 -- Fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples -- Scorched earth in Guatemala -- The quincentenary conference and the earth summit, 1992 -- The Mayan spirit -- Return to Laj Chimel, 1995 -- Understanding and accepting diversity -- Glossary -- List of family members -- Index
Control code
39458909
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781859848937
Lccn
98030118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)39458909
Label
Crossing borders, Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's note -- Map -- Introduction: the Nobel Peace Prize, October 1992 1 -- Trouble in the family: the enemy within, November 1995 -- Coming home to Guatemala, 1988 and 1994 -- The massacre at Xaman, October 1995 -- The legacy of my parents and my village -- Into exile and back, 1980, 1981, 1982 -- Heiress to an ancient culture at the United Nations, 1982 -- Fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples -- Scorched earth in Guatemala -- The quincentenary conference and the earth summit, 1992 -- The Mayan spirit -- Return to Laj Chimel, 1995 -- Understanding and accepting diversity -- Glossary -- List of family members -- Index
Control code
39458909
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781859848937
Lccn
98030118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)39458909

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