Harper Academic

Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart

The Story of Elvia Alvarado

by Medea Benjamin

On Sale: 07/19/1989

Price: $12.99

Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart

The Story of Elvia Alvarado

by Medea Benjamin

On Sale: 07/19/1989

Format:

Price: $12.99

About the Book

Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo is the award-winning oral history of human rights activist Elvia Alvarado. Alvarado is from Honduras, one of the poorest countries in Central America. Over the years it has been subject to military rule, numerous government administrations (including a coup d’état in 2009) and devastating damage from floods and hurricanes.

Alvarado tells the story of her struggles on behalf of her fellow campesinos, or farmers, for land and dignity. Despite having been arrested and tortured by the Honduran military, she has not abandoned her fight. Her political activism, along with her travels across Honduras, has given her unique insights into the internal workings of Honduran society.

“Read it and understand the struggle against tyranny of the poor. Read it and act.” — Alice Walker

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060972059
  • ISBN 10: 006097205X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/19/1989
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.468 in (d)
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: $12.99
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Latin America / Central America
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage