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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those who sow maize for profit leave the earth empty of bones, because it is the
bones of the forefathers that give the maize, and ... 'Men of Maize' Miguel Angel
Asturias We'd been in the finca for fifteen days, when one of my brothers died
Sown to make money, it means famine for the men who were made of maize. ' — '
Men of Maize' Miguel Angel Asturias 'The seed is something pure, something
sacred. For our people the seed is very significant. ' — Rigoberta Menchii There's
Harvest, especially of maize, cotton and beans. Means ... Maize pancake which is
the main food of the Central American peoples. Drum made from a hollow
treetrunk. Bibliography Miguel Angel Asturias, Men of Maize, trs. Gerry Martin,.
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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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