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Crossing borders

Author: Rigoberta Menchú; Ann Wright
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this, the second instalment 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Menchú, Rigoberta.
Crossing borders.
London ; New York : Verso, 1998
(OCoLC)609314220
Named Person: Rigoberta Menchú; Rigoberta Menchú; Menchu#x1A;, Rigoberta,
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rigoberta Menchú; Ann Wright
ISBN: 1859848931 9781859848937
OCLC Number: 39458909
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 242 pages : map ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Rigoberta Menchú ; translated and edited by Ann Wright.
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The second part of the life of the Nobel prize-winning activist, telling of her flight from Guatamala in 1981 to escape persecution and her eventual return in 1988 as a representative of the  Read more...

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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.

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