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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An ocote is a piece cut from a pine tree. It lights up immediately as if petrol had
been poured on it. It burns easily. You can light it with matches and it flames up.
That's what we use for light to move about the house. It burns slowly and if you
The word also means 'ocote' in the Quiche language. chilacayote Type of gourd.
chimdn Clairvoyant, sorceror. Chimel Village in the municipality of Canilla, in the
province of El Quiche. In Quiche it means 'the place of rabbits.' chirimia Wind ...
Centre of the Ixil people. nixtamal Cauldron where the maize is cooked. The
name also applies to maize cooked with lime which is the dough used to make
tortillas. ocote Very resinous red pine. It also refers to a branch of the tree which
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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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