I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. The anthropologist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, herself a Latin American woman, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu. The result is a book unique in contemporary literature which records the detail of everyday Indian life. Rigoberta’s gift for striking expression vividly conveys both the religious and superstitious beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.
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As most ladinos are found in the towns in Guatemala, the majority of Indians go
and live outside the towns, leaving the towns for the ladinos. That's what has
happened in my town, Uspantan. Very few Indians live in the town itself. I saw
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. from door
to door. But in spite of everything, this control hasn't been able to stop the will of
the people. After the events of the Spanish embassy, revolutionary Christians ...
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. they'd kill
one of us. I only knew for certain in 1979, when my sister came down from the
mountains once and we met. She said: 'I'm happy. Don't worry about me. Even if
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And that's when my consciousness was born" By sally tarbox on 22 December 2017 Format: Kindle Edition The autobiography of a young Guatemalan peasant woman who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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This was an interesting autobiography, or testimonial as Rigoberta calls it, but hard to read. The writing style is rather monotonous. In addition, the book is rather mired in controversy, ever since ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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