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 those days, I was paid 20 centavos for that amount. If I picked the 35 pounds, I
earned 20 centavos a day, but if I didn't, I had to go on earning those same 20
centavos the next day. So I set myself this task and I remember that my brothers ...
So I kept working harder but they didn't pay me more, they didn't pay me the extra
work I did. They paid me very little. I went on working and, as I said, for two years
they paid me only 20 centavos. I picked more and more coffee. It increased ...
The village got together, gave in their ten centavos and with this collection we
bought what was needed. Earning ten centavos is hard for us, it's earned by a lot
of sweat. It was worse when the inspectors stayed a whole week. When they left ...
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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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