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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She told me that when I was about two, I had to be carried screaming onto the
lorry because I didn't want to go. I was so frightened I didn't stop crying until we
were about half-way there. I remember the journey by lorry very well. I didn't even
We heard other lorries and cars, but we didn't ever see them. We never saw any
other villages on the way. I saw the wonderful scenery and places for the first time
when we were thrown out of the finca and had to pay our own way back on the ...
Well, a few minutes later three army lorries came into the village. One went a little
ahead, the middle one carried the tortured people and the third one brought up
the rear. They guarded them very closely, even with armoured cars. The lorry ...
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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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