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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We slept in the same clothes we worked in. That's why society rejects us. Me, I felt
this rejection very personally, deep inside me. They say we Indians are dirty, but
it's our circumstances which force us to be like that. For example, if we have ...
When I drew closer to them, I saw that their clothes were damp. Damp from the
moisture oozing out of their bodies. Somewhere around half-way through the
speech, it would be about an hour and a half, two hours on, the captain made the
Another of our customs she taught us was that you mustn't mix women's clothes
with men's clothes. She told us to put our brothers' clothes on one side when we
wash them. First you wash the men's clothes and then, at the end, our own.
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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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