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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Popol Vuh 'Learn to protect yourselves, by keeping our secret. ' —Popol Vuh In
our community there is an elected representative, someone who is highly
respected. He's not a king but someone whom the community looks up to like a
Popol Vuh 'The magic secrets of your forefathers were revealed to them by voices
which came by the path of silence and the night' — Popol Vuh I remember that,
when we grew up our parents talked to us about having children. That's the time ...
Popol Vuh 'I'm a catechist who walks upon this earth, not one who thinks only of
the kingdom of Cod' — Rigoberta Menchii I remember things very, very well from
the time I was twelve. It's then that I thought like a responsible woman. When 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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