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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It's hard for me to remember everything that's happened to me in my life since
there have been many very bad times but, yes, moments of joy as well. The
important thing is that what has happened to me has happened to many other
My father was incredible; I watched him and he didn't shed a tear, but he was full
of rage. And that was a rage we all felt. But all the rest of us began to weep, like
everyone else. We couldn't believe it, I couldn't believe that had happened to my
She said: 'What has happened is a sign of victory. It gives us reason for fighting.
We must behave like revolutionary women.' 'A revolutionary isn't born out of
something good,' said my sister, 'he is born out of wretchedness and bitterness.
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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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