I Rigoberta Menchu Study Guides

  • I Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala


    I, Rigoberta Menchu is the autobiography of its title character. Born in poverty in Guatemala, Rigoberta grew up amidst revolution and famine. Her father was killed for organizing peaceful resistance and then guerilla revolts against powerful land barons. She herself was exiled and became an activist in Mexico, crusading to reform her homeland. Her autobiography is a chronicle not just of her ideals but of her life as a Native woman.