Letter from Guatemala: Indigenous Women on Civil War

Citation:

Arias, Arturo. 2009. “Letter from Guatemala: Indigenous Women on Civil War.” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 124 (5): 1874-77.

Author: Arturo Arias

Abstract:

The article presents an examination into the experiences of the women soldiers of the Guatemalan Civil War, with multiple references to the essay collection "Memorias rebeldes contra el olvido," edited by Ligia Peláez. The accounts of the women who fought in the guerrilla conflict are reviewed with attention to their use of language depicting pain, survival, ethics, and empowerment.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women Regions: Americas, Central America Countries: Guatemala

Year: 2009

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