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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When the fields were full of plants and we had a bit of maize and a few tortillas,
we were very happy up there. The land was fertile and I remember my mother
giving us different types of beans like ayote, chilacayote, and others that grew up
Others, children usually, follow sowing gourds, chilacayote, or potatoes. Children
like sowing potatoes. We plant everything at the same time. Then we have to look
after the maize because there are many kinds of animals in the mountains and, ...
It is a beautiful region. After a third day's walking we reached the village. This
village was wonderful, because everybody had bananas in their gardens.
Everyone had a lot of crops: bananas, plantains, yuca, maize, beans, ayote,
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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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