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's when I began recognizing exploitation. I kept on going down to the finca
but now I really wanted to find out, to prove if that was true and learn all the
details. There were poor ladinos in the finca. They worked the same, and their
They began to fulfill the destiny which was concealed in the marrow of their
bones ..." — Popol Vuh My time working as a maid, my long stay in the finca
without going home, and my parents' problems, made me very confused. Yes, I
was very ...
Then they began to mistreat the peasants as far as food was concerned. They fed
them when they wanted to, and when they didn't want to, they didn't. Ill-treatment
in the fincas was more open and widespread now. That's how the CUC began ...
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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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