Crossing Borders

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Verso, 1998 - Social Science - 242 pages
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In Crossing the Borders, Rigoberta picks up her story where the first volume left off. In 1981 she fled from Guatemala to Mexico City, deeply traumatized by the violence against her family and community. She resolved to dedicate her life to the Indian cause and painstakingly built a solidarity movement with the Indians living as outlaws in Guatemala's mountains. In 1988 she returned to Guatemala as a representative of the opposition in exile. She was immediately arrested and was released only after an international outcry. Danielle Mitrerand and Desmond Tutu were amongst the leading names in an international campaign to secure the Nobel Peace Prize for Rigoberta which she was awarded in 1992.The long haul to build effective representation for indigenous peoples has taken Rigoberta around the world and its telling is a thread throughout this book. But Crossing the Borders is more than an account of a political campaign. In these pages Rigoberta also talks with deep affection about her motherand the traditions of her Mayan background.

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Menchu, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous groups in Guatemala, vividly juxtaposes human rights violations with the beautiful customs and dignity ... Read full review


The Nobel Peace Prize October 1992
the enemy within November 1995
Coming home to Guatemala 1988 and 1994

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About the author (1998)

Rigoberta Menchu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her efforts to end the oppression of indigenous peoples in Guatemala.

Annie Wright is a chef and caterer, and has taught at the New York Restaurant School. She holds degrees in Nutrition and Hotel & Restaurant Management, and is currently a partner in Russel Wright Studios, LLC. She is also a co-founder and board member of Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison, New York.

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