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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kind of life she leads, so that if she gets up at three in the morning, does her
chores and tends the animals, she does it all the more so when she's pregnant,
conscious that the child is taking all this in. She talks to the child continuously
from the ...
belong to the universe — earth, water, sun, and man — and the child's candle is
put with them, together with incense (what we call pom) and lime — our sacred
lime. Then, the parents tell the baby of the suffering of the family he will be joining
Let our children, be they workers or servants, respect and keep their secrets'. The
child is present for all of this, although he's all wrapped up and can scarcely be
seen. He is told that he will eat maize and that, naturally, he is already made of ...
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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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