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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They say: 'No, our daughter is too young. She's too little; she's a very obedient
daughter and we have faith in her.' So the village representatives go and plead
with them, and go back and plead again. The father resists and won't open the
In my sister's case, she decided about seven months after she and the young
man first talked together. He came to see her all the time without any commitment
either on her part or his. Just the 'open door'. Then my sister decided. The day the
The girl is there ready with all her new things (except for the ones she'll be given
when her young man is there), and all the things that belonged to her before. The
neighbours all bring her little presents too, a cooking pot or a sobainita. One of ...
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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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