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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Whoever may ask where we are, tell them what you know of us and nothing more
. ' — Popol Vuh 'Learn to protect yourselves, by keeping our secret. ' —Popol Vuh
In our community there is an elected representative, someone who is highly ...
The boy first tells his own parents that he likes a certain girl and they tell him what
sort of commitment marriage is: 'You must have children, you have to feed them,
and you must never regret what you've done for a single day.' They tell him ...
They tell her whatever nice feeling they want to express. The older ones tell her
to remain pure and wholesome because they looked after her since she was
small. They also promise to gather the flowers to arrange for her farewell fiesta.
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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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