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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'That night he spent howling like a coyote while he slept as a person.' 'To become
animal, without ceasing to be a person. ' 'Animal and person coexist in them
through the will of their progenitors at birth. ' — Miguel Angel Asturias, Men of ...
'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
another custom for our twelfth birthday. We're given a little pig, or a lamb, or one ...
'An obscure vision, obscure because he dared not free it from his consciousness
and examine it; he was content to half look at it, and seek no explanation ' —
Miguel Angel Asturias, 'Men of Maize' I'd like to say here, that I wasn't the only ...
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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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