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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EARTH,. MOTHER. OF. MAN. 'We must respect the one God at the heart of the
sky, which is the Sun' — Rigoberta Menchii 'Tojil, in his own natural darkness,
struck the leather of his sandal with a stone, and from it, at that very moment,
came a ...
We use candles to represent the earth, water and maize, which is the food of man
. We believe (and this has been passed down to us by our ancestors) that our
people are made of maize. We're made of white maize and yellow maize. We
There is something important about women in Guatemala, especially Indian
women, and that something is her relationship with the earth — between the
earth and the mother. The earth gives food and the woman gives life. Because 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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