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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In my sister's case, she decided about seven months after she and the young
man first talked together. ... There will be the couples' eldest uncle and his wife,
their brothers and sisters, or rather their elder brothers and sisters, the village ...
We didn't do that for my sister because there wasn't time. At the family fiesta, the
girl's brothers and sisters all speak, the younger ones as well as the older ones.
The little ones say things like: 'Thank you for all you've done for us, for looking ...
It didn't matter which compaheros they were, men or women, because I loved all
my people, and for me they're all brothers and sisters whoever they are. And
soon afterwards I had the wonderful surprise of seeing my little sisters, and I felt
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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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