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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All the mother's clothes, bedclothes, and everything she used during the birth, are
taken away by our elected leader and washed. She can't wash them in the well,
so no matter how far away the river is, they must be carried and washed there.
An Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos. in the
morning and start grinding and washing the nixtamal, turning it into dough by
using the grinding stone. We all have different chores in the morning. Some of us
I learned to dust, wash and iron very quickly. I found ironing the hardest because
I'd never used an iron before. I remember how the washing and ironing used to
pile up. The landowner had three children and they changed their clothes several
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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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