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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So they gave me what was left of their food. I was famished. At home we don't eat
as much as we should, of course, but at least we're used to eating tortillas
regularly, even if it's only with salt. I was really worried. At about half past eleven,
This gave the landowners power, since he, the community's representative, had
signed the paper. My father went back again to protest, this time through some
lawyers. The INTA people and the lawyers started getting fat off us. Many lawyers
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. dead.
They gave him serum and said he'd have to stay there for about nine months for
some of the very badly damaged parts of his body to heal. They'd broken many 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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