rigoberta menchu assign 8 - Anthro 200, Section 5 October...

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October 20, 2007 Anthro 200, Section 5 Assignment 8 Rigoberta Menchu Controversy Rigoberta Menchu, a widely known and hotly debated Guatemalan social activist, has been the subject of immense controversy over the past few decades. After the publication of her 1983 supposed autobiography and subsequent reception of the Nobel Peace Prize, many people have questioned the authenticity of her story. However, most of the criticism, although well-founded, ignores Menchu’s main message and purpose for writing. Menchu, a Guatemalan woman of Mayan descent, grew up during Guatemala’s bloody civil war. Her autobiography, I, Rigoberta Menchu , details how many Guatemalan protesters, including Menchu’s father, mother, and younger brother, were killed by Guatamalan soldiers. In 1981, Menchu fled her homeland and settled in Mexico. She worked at home and abroad to protect the rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and to promote peace. By far her most well-known work was her
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course ANTHR 1420 taught by Professor Fiskesjo,m during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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