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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So the other girl took me to her friend's house. We went there every Saturday to
sleep. On Sundays, we'd go back at night because during the day we were
allowed to go dancing, to the dance halls and all the places where maids go in
And she took away the tamal she'd given me. She needed it for one of her friends
who'd arrived later. I just couldn't bear that. I didn't say anything to her. It wasn't
that I wanted to eat it. I didn't feel hurt because I hadn't eaten it but because ...
My brother escaped and immediately mobilized the whole village. They couldn't
take him very far because we cut off the paths right away. We used weapons, our
everyday weapons, for the first time. The people took machetes, sticks, hoes and
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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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