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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The people present should be the husband, the village leaders, and the couple's
parents. Three couples. The parents are often away in other places, so if they can
't be there, the husband's father and the wife's mother can perhaps make up ...
Before, everyone used to think that a leader had to be someone who knew how
to read, write and prepare documents. And our leaders fell into that trap for a time
, and said: 'I am a leader, it's my job to lead and yours to fight.' Well, in every ...
I wasn't only a leader. We have learned that the role of a leader is as a
coordinator more than anything, because the struggle is propelled forwards by
the companeros themselves. My work was mainly preparing new companeros to
take over ...
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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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