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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One went a little ahead, the middle one carried the tortured people and the third
one brought up the rear. They guarded them very closely, even with armoured
cars. The lorry with the tortured came in. They started to take them out one by one
And that those Cubans would die a death like that of these tortured people. Every
time he paused in his speech, they forced the tortured up with kicks and blows
from their weapons. No-one could leave the meeting. Everyone was weeping.
When the fires died out, for a while nobody knew what to do: it was both terrifying
to see the burned, tortured bodies and at the same time it gave you courage,
strength to keep on going. My mother was half dead with grief. She embraced her
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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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