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The social structure of Latin American countries is constructed in such a manner that hierarchical differences have driven the indigenous people beyond the margins. Their muted voices are very rarely heard. The testimonial writings become the space of freedom and expression to the marginalized. Their voices are being heard and the justice of their action is being recognized. Rigoberta Menchu has created a rare space of active freedom in her testimonial writing “I Rigoberta Menchu.” The Testimony of social activist and Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu is a beacon light for the marginalized. The testimonio is a record of the violence by the brutally empowered heartless Government Engine. The Testimonio requires a multi-pronged approach of intersectional analysis an approach that uses race, gender, socio-cultural perspectives.


Hegemonic, Intersectional Analysis, Testimony.
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