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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He said, 'Even if they kill us, we will do it.' Of course, in those days we didn't have
enough political clarity to unite with others and protest about our land. What we
did we did as an individual community. So we went back to our homes and did ...
That old lady couldn't bear the cold and one day decided: 'Let them kill me if they
want, but I'm not going with you to the mountains.' It was hard for us to accept the
idea of leaving that dear old lady there. She'd taught us many things and often ...
They forced us to come here and if we don't obey, they kill us.' He said: 'We take
orders from a captain, and we do what this captain says. If I go into the army, I'm
an enemy of the people anyway, and if I lay down my arms, I'm the army's enemy.
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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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