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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Then, the parents tell the baby of the suffering of the family he will be joining. With
great feeling, they express their sorrow at bringing a child into the world to suffer.
To us, suffering is our fate, and the child must be introduced to the sorrows and ...
couldn't bear my daughter to suffer somewhere far from us. It's better to suffer
together.' So, there I was with this problem of how to find a way out of this life
when this landowner offered me twenty quetzals a month to be his maid. But 1
said no, ...
Well, I was wrong then, but I was obviously suffering the consequences of
contributing to the struggle of my people, suffering what they were suffering. We
managed to get out of the town. I remember having to walk a lot to get far away
from that ...
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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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