Here is a short bibliography of traditional materials providing background information on

I, Rigoberta Menchú.



On the Guatemalan Civil War and the Mayan Genocide:


Falla, Ricardo. Massacres in the jungle : Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982. Translated by Julia Howland; with a foreword and epilogue by Beatriz Manz. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993.
Gleijeses, Piero, Shattered Hope.

Grandin, Greg. The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (Latin America Otherwise) Duke Univ Press, April 2000.
Schlesinger, Steven, and Stephen Kinzer. Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala.

On the Controversy:


Stoll, David. Rigoberta Menchú and the story of all poor Guatemalans. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.

Lancaster, Roger N. "Open Forum: Rigoberta's Testimonio." NACLA report on the Americas 32, no. 6, (1999): 4

Other Works by Rigoberta Menchú:


Menchú, Rigoberta. Rigoberta, la nieta de los mayas. Con Gianni Minà y Dante Liano. Madrid : El Paìs-Aguilar, 1998.

Menchú, Rigoberta. Crossing Borders. Trans. and ed. Ann Wright. London: Verso, 1998.

Strategies for Teaching IRM and the Controversy:

Brittin, Alice A. Close encounters of the third world kind: Rigoberta Menchú and Elisabeth Burgos's Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú. Latin American Perspectives 22 (1995): 100-114.

Carey-Webb, Allen, and Stephen Benz, eds. Teaching and Testimony : Rigoberta Menchú and the North American Classroom (Interruptions : Border Testimony(Ies) and Critical Discourse/s). Albany: State U of New York P, 1996.

Some Informative Links:

http://www.global-vision.org/interview/menchu2.html


Rigoberta Menchú Websites:

http://www.worldtrek.org/odyssey/latinamerica/rigoberta/index.html

Peace Prize Website:

http://www.nobel.se/peace/articles/heroines/index.html


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