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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Later I had the opportunity of meeting other Indians, Achi Indians, the group that
lives the closest to us. And I got to know some Mam Indians too. They all told me: '
The rich are bad. But not all ladinos are bad.' And I started wondering: 'Could it ...
Sometimes we'd have very heated discussions because the Indians and ladinos
didn't understand each other. In Guatemala the division between Indians and
ladinos has contributed to our situation. And it's certain that in our hearts this has
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. father but
the fault of the conditions imposed on us by the ladino. It is the system which
abuses us. In the past especially, everything was the fault of the ladino. Now we'
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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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