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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She decided to speak in order to tell of the oppression her people have been
suffering for almost five hundred years, so that the sacrifices made by her
community and her family will not have been made in vain. She will not let us
forget and ...
We couldn't speak Spanish either. We couldn't understand each other and we
needed help. Who was there to turn to? There was no-one we could count on,
least of all the overseer, he might even throw us out of the finca. We couldn't
count on ...
Since we didn't speak Spanish, we had to find an intermediary to translate my
mother's statements. The lawyer was a ladino and didn't understand our
language, so we had to get an intermediary to interpret for him. From the
beginning the ...
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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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