By Greg Grandin
In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú released a harrowing account of lifestyles less than an army dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography—I, Rigoberta Menchú—transformed the learn and realizing of contemporary Guatemalan historical past and taken its writer foreign renown. She gained a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that time, she grew to become the objective of historians trying to discredit her testimony and deny US complicity within the genocidal rules of the Guatemalan regime.
Told here's the tale of an unlettered lady who grew to become the spokesperson for her humans and clashed with the highbrow apologists of the world’s strongest kingdom. What occurred to her autobiography speaks volumes approximately energy, conception and race at the global degree. This serious significant other to Menchú’s paintings will disabuse many readers of the lies which were instructed approximately this brave person.