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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I tried to talk to people who could help me sort my ideas out. I wanted to know
what the world was like on the other side. I knew the finca, I knew the Altiplano.
But what I didn't know was about the problems of the other Indians in Guatemala.
It wasn't that we wanted to kill the soldier because we knew very well that one life
is worth as much as many lives. But we also knew that the soldier would tell what
he'd seen, what he'd felt and what we'd done to him, and that for us it could ...
Everyone in the village knew each others' traps so none of us would fall in. The
old lady set her trap. She set the trap and prepared her axe, her machete, her
hoe and her stones. She got everything she needed to defend herself ready and
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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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