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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I remember that the paper had some squares with three or four drawings on it. So
my parents and my older brothers and sisters marked the paper in the place the
owner told them. He warned us that anyone who didn't mark the paper would be
I remember beginning to make tortillas when I was three. I could wash the
nixtamal. She taught me to wash it and to make it. When 1 was older she
explained that there were certain things you mustn't walk over — a plate or a cup,
for instance ...
I remember that I had very very long hair which I wore tied up. I let my hair down,
and it all fell loose. My hair covered the whole of my back and I kneeled down.
There were only two people in the church, ho-one else. My compahera went and
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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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