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 what we ate — chile. And if we wanted to, we could pick plants in the fields.
So, with chile, plants, and tortillas, we ate very well. That was our menu most of
the time. It's not the custom among our people to use a mill to grind the maize to ...
In the mornings, we usually have a big plate of chile, and all of us have a good
meal of tortilla and chile before going off to work. Our dogs are used to being with
people, they enjoy the natural world as well and like going off to work with the ...
The dog had a good meal and I didn't deserve as good a meal as the dog.
Anyway, I ate it, I was used to it. I didn't mind not having the dog's food because at
home I only ate tortillas with chile or with salt or water. But I felt rejected. I was
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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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