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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I couldn't read or write. But to teach them to speak as we spoke in our language.
At the end of 1977, I decided to join a more formal group — a group of peasants
in Huehuetenango. It was a clandestine group and we'd go down to the finca and
I wasn't there at the time; I was in Huehuetenango when my brother was captured
. They say that the day he fell, my mother was at home and my other brothers
were not far away. Mother went into the village to find out where her son was, but
It was a little town in Huehuetenango. I was in the street. What happened was
that by now I was fed up, tired of hiding in houses. There comes a moment when
you just don't want to hide any more. I went out, and coming down the street was
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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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