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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It's not that machismo doesn't exist among our people, but it doesn't present a
problem for the community because it's so much part of our way of life. The male
child is given an extra day alone with his mother. The usual custom is to
celebrate a ...
So in the fiestas, although we say hello to the others and so on, we always stay
by our mother's side. The boys are given much more freedom on the whole. It
may not be out of machismo, but more because nothing that happens to a girl
For the time being, though, we think that it would be feeding machismo to set up
an organisation for women only, since it would mean separating women's work
from men's work. Also we've found that when we discuss women's problems, we
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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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