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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When my mother was on the point of dying again, they sent us messages by all
sorts of methods. They took my mother's clothes to the town hall in Uspantan.
They exhibited it to prove to us that she was in their hands. We sent certain
people to ...
One of the important things, my mother used to say, is that it depends on the
woman how little money is spent. In the country we buy things for a whole week
and it's up to the woman how she manages her household expenses. She's the
It's not something I demand of you because I'm your mother. It's your duty to put
into practice what you know. The days of paternalism, of saying "poor girl, she
doesn't know anything," are over.' My mother made no distinction between the ...
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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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