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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The houses are not very high because, if there's a lot of wind, it can lift the house
and carry it all away. That's why we make them small and put sticks all round. The
sticks are stuck in the ground and tied together with agave fibres. There are no ...
I've got cousins who were at primary school for six years but had to stop then
because there was no possibility of continuing. These cousins taught my brothers
to read. When my brothers were young they had lots of friends and they began to
Sometimes there are a lot of things to discuss because the priests also send us
questionnaires which we have to answer and fill in altogether as a community. So
we meet and discuss all the things the catechists need to talk about and even ...
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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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