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 the 'grandparents' and the parents choose the godparents together. It's also
the custom for the pregnant mother's neighbours to visit her every day and take
her little things, no matter how simple. They stay and talk to her, and she'll tell
The girl meets the young man's godparents for the first time and her father
introduces her godparents to him. Godparents are chosen when a child is born
and they must be present at this ceremony. After the first greeting, the mother
brings out ...
There wasn't really any time when my sister was married but since my father was
the elected leader of our village, he was able to send my sister's godparents and
my elder brother with her to her new home. The whole community was waiting ...
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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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