I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Verso, 1984 - 251 σελίδες
"Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú 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 catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional 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."--Publisher description.
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With what they earn and what they steal from our people, the overseers buy
lovely houses in the Altiplano and have houses in other places too. They can live
wherever they want to, in the places they like best. Many of them are ladinos from
VIII LIFE IN THE ALTIPLANO. RIGOBERTA'S TENTH BIRTHDAY ' We Indians
never do anything which goes against the laws of our ancestors' — Rigoberta
Menchii Back in the Altiplano, we all set to work with our hoes. I remember from
The majority of people from the Altiplano had to go to the coast because there we
earned a little money. We couldn't use the wood and we had nothing tojow^Manv
. many peopIFweht : cfown to the coast. When nearly_ail. the people from 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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