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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But my first impression stayed with me. I remember that my father and I were very
hungry. We didn't have anything to eat. My father said; 'We're not going to eat
because we've got to go here and go there.' We went all over the city. But I was ...
One Friday she didn't go to work because her little boy was ill and she had to stay
at home. They lived in the finca. They paid rent and worked as peones but they
weren't paid. What they earned went for the rent of the land and the little house.
After the family's farewell, each of us went their own way: he stayed in the
community since, as I said, he was secretary of the community. He was the
youngest of my brothers, though I have two little sisters who are younger. One of
them went ...
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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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