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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The parents object. They say: 'No, our daughter is too young. She's too little; she's
a very obedient daughter and we have faith in her.' So the village representatives
go and plead with them, and go back and plead again. The father resists and ...
My parents said they never wanted to hear any complaints about her or her
behaviour, because she was hardworking and knew how to observe all the
traditions of our ancestors. The young man's parents also tell them about their
son's bad ...
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. respected,
so the parents are always around. In my sister's case, she decided about seven
months after she and the young man first talked together. He came to see her all
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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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