Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans
In 'Rigoberta Menchú and The Story of All Poor Guatemalans', David Stoll uses their recollections and archival sources to establish a different portrait of the laureate’s village and the violence that destroyed it. Like the imagery surrounding Ché Guevara, Rigoberta’s 1982 story served the ideological needs of the urban left and kept alive the grand old vision of Latin American revolution. It shaped the assumptions of foreign human rights activists and the new multicultural orthodoxy in North American universities. But it was not the eyewitness account it purported to be, and enshrining it as the voice of the voiceless caricatured the complex feelings of Guatemalan Indians toward the guerrillas who claimed to represent them. At a time when Rigoberta’s people were desperate to stop the fighting, her story became a way to mobilize foreign support for a defeated insurgency.
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Rigoberta Mench 's autobiography, I, Rigoberta Mench (LJ 11/1/84), told the story of a Guatemalan Indian family who suffered horrific oppression from the Guatemalan military and elite. That book and ... Read full review
I give this book a poor review... I do not agree with a lot of Mr. Stoll's opinions and suppose re-search... Being Guatemalan myself and having to migrate during 1979 because the country was falling apart, I believe Menchu's story may have been changed by others to gain certain popularity among certain political groups.........
The killings, and dishonesty by the Guatemala'n governement can not and should not be denied and those people who lived it should be left alone to grieve not bother by a professor who needs to write a book for academic gain!
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Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans: New Foreword by ...
Limited preview - 2007