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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It's more difficult to pick up than pick from the branch. Sometimes we have to
move the bushes to get at the coffee. We have to pick the nearest beans very
carefully — bean by bean — because if we break a branch we have to pay for it
out of ...
We have to pick up the maize which falls and eat that too. At harvest time, we also
celebrate the first day we pick the maize cobs, and the rest of what our small plots
of land yield. The women pick the beans and the men pick the maize; we all ...
I used to pick coffee. It was mostly coffee there. There were banana trees to
shade the coffee but the landowner didn't let us pick the bananas because they
were there for shade. The bananas rotted on their stalks while we were all hungry
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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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