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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Then they kidnapped him and we said, 'They'll have finished him off.' In those
days, they were criminals, but a different sort. The landowners' henchmen
kidnapped my father near our house on the path going to town. One of my
brothers was ...
Nobody went down to the finca, nobody went to market, nobody went down to
any other place, because they would be kidnapped. What we did was to go over
the mountains, go to other towns where they sell local salt, or rather some black ...
XXV// KIDNAPPING AND DEATH OF RIGOBERTA'S MOTHER ' We must prevail
over the times we are living in with the help of our ancestors' — Rigoberta
Menchu 'He bragged that he would burn up my borders, and kill my young men
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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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