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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So he said, 'The only thing to do is to go up into the mountains and collect
mimbre., My elder brothers and sisters, my father and myself. In fact, we children
often went up to collect mimbre when we had some spare time because it grows
So we were walking like this for three days without anything to eat. We cut
bojones and ate the tender part of the plant, as if we were chewing meat. We
were getting weaker and weaker, and still had to carry all the mimbre we'd cut.
And that's ...
In those days, in the capital they used to pay us 50 quetzals for each quintal of
mimbre. So for five or six members of the family working the whole week, all day
long, up the mountains, we got 50 quetzals the quintal. On top of that we had to ...
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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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