TITLE

From field hand to Nobel laureate

PUB. DATE
October 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;10/26/92, Vol. 113 Issue 16, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the Nobel committee last week awarded the peace prize to Rigoberta Menchu, 33, for her work as an international activist for the rights of Guatemalan Indians. Menchu won international acclaim for her book `I Rigoberta' in 1983; Her tragic plight trying to flee Guatemala.
ACCESSION #
9210262034

 

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