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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no-one at home. The whole village had taken all their belongings out of their
houses and carried them to the camp. So even though the army wanted to steal
things, there was nothing there. And even though they burned the houses, it didn'
One Friday she didn't go to work because her little boy was ill and she had to stay
at home. They lived in the finca. ... He took the baby off her back, put her on one
side and hacked her into twenty five pieces, if I'm not mistaken. She lay there in ...
She needed to see one of her children. It was like that, the whole time. We'd lost
my little brother, but I didn't know if my little sister had been captured with my
mother or if she was doing other things. No-one knew. It was very painful for me
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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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