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 they get to the finca, the caporal becomes the overseer of this group. They
are usually men from our villages too, but they've been in the army or have left
the community. They start behaving like the landowners, and treat their own ...
At dawn the overseer told us; 'Listen, you're going to work one more day at the
end of the month'. Whenever anything like this happened, they'd just announce
they were adding another day on to the month. If the month had thirty one days,
So my mother decided that, even if she had to work for a month without earning,
she would pay the tax to the landowner, or the overseer, to bury my brother in the
finca. Out of real kindness and a desire to help one of the men brought a little ...
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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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