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The Resource I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala, edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright

I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala, edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright

Label
I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala
Title
I, Rigoberta Menchú
Title remainder
an Indian woman in Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright
Title variation
Indian woman in Guatemala
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman."--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menchú, Rigoberta
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia
LC call number
F1465.2.Q5
LC item number
M3813 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menchú, Rigoberta
  • Menchú, Rigoberta
  • Quiché women
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Ethnic relations
  • Indians
  • Manners and customs
  • Quiché women
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Guatemala
  • Vrouwen
  • Indianen
  • Liberation movements
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Internal colonialism
  • Native Americans
Label
I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala, edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family -- Birth ceremonies -- The nahual -- First visit to the finca. Life in the finca -- First visit to Guatemala City -- An eight-year-old agricultural worker -- Death of her little brother in the finca. Difficulty of communicating with other Indians -- Life in the Altiplano. Rigoberta's tenth birthday -- Ceremonies for sowing time and harvest. Relationship with the earth -- The natural world. The earth, mother of man -- Marriage ceremonies -- Life in the community -- Death of her friend by poisoning -- A maid in the capital -- Conflict with the landowners and the creation of the CUC -- Period of reflection on the road to follow -- Self-defence in the village -- The Bible and self-defence: the examples of Judith, Moses and David -- Attack on the village by the army -- The death of Doña Petrona Chona -- Farewell to the community: Rigoberta decides to learn Spanish -- The CUC comes out into the open -- Political activity in other communities. Contacts with ladinos -- The torture and death of her little brother, burnt alive in front of members of his family and the community -- Rigoberta's father dies in the occupation of the Spanish embassy. Peasants march to the capital -- Rigoberta talks about her father -- Kidnapping and death of Rigoberta's mother -- Death -- Fiestas and Indian queens -- Lessons taught her by her mother: Indian women and ladino women -- Women and political commitment. Rigoberta renounces marriage and motherhood -- Strike of agricultural workers and the first of May in the capital -- In hiding in the capital. Hunted by the army -- Exile
Control code
10895537
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 251, [1] pages
Isbn
9780860917885
Lccn
84157775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)10895537
Label
I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala, edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family -- Birth ceremonies -- The nahual -- First visit to the finca. Life in the finca -- First visit to Guatemala City -- An eight-year-old agricultural worker -- Death of her little brother in the finca. Difficulty of communicating with other Indians -- Life in the Altiplano. Rigoberta's tenth birthday -- Ceremonies for sowing time and harvest. Relationship with the earth -- The natural world. The earth, mother of man -- Marriage ceremonies -- Life in the community -- Death of her friend by poisoning -- A maid in the capital -- Conflict with the landowners and the creation of the CUC -- Period of reflection on the road to follow -- Self-defence in the village -- The Bible and self-defence: the examples of Judith, Moses and David -- Attack on the village by the army -- The death of Doña Petrona Chona -- Farewell to the community: Rigoberta decides to learn Spanish -- The CUC comes out into the open -- Political activity in other communities. Contacts with ladinos -- The torture and death of her little brother, burnt alive in front of members of his family and the community -- Rigoberta's father dies in the occupation of the Spanish embassy. Peasants march to the capital -- Rigoberta talks about her father -- Kidnapping and death of Rigoberta's mother -- Death -- Fiestas and Indian queens -- Lessons taught her by her mother: Indian women and ladino women -- Women and political commitment. Rigoberta renounces marriage and motherhood -- Strike of agricultural workers and the first of May in the capital -- In hiding in the capital. Hunted by the army -- Exile
Control code
10895537
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 251, [1] pages
Isbn
9780860917885
Lccn
84157775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)10895537

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