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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This book tells the life story of Rigoberta Menchu, a Quiche Indian woman and a
member of one of the largest of the twenty-two ethnic groups in Guatemala. She
was born in the hamlet of Chimel, near San Miguel de Uspantan, which is the ...
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. Indians
retreated in order to preserve their culture. Rigoberta learned the language of her
oppressors in order to use it against them. For her, appropriating the Spanish ...
I, RIGOBERTA MENCHU An Indian Woman in Guatemala EDITED DY
ELISABETH BURGOS-DEBRAY Rigoberta Menchu and Elisabeth Burgos-
Debray Rigoberta Menchu is a young Guatemalan peasant woman, already
famous in her ...
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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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