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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WORKER. 'And that's when my consciousness was born' — Rigoberta Menchii I
worked from when I was very small, but I didn't earn anything. I was really helping
my mother because she always had to carry a baby, my little brother, on her ...
WORKERS. AND. THE. FIRST. OF. MAY. IN. THE. CAPITAL. 'Our commitment
made us realize that we now had to find new forms of struggle. ' — Rigoberta
Menchii After the occupation of the Spanish embassy, all the sectors whose
When all those student, peasant and worker's leaders died together in the
embassy, we knew we had an alliance and we looked at how we would confront
the policies of the government together. The repression had spread out over the
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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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