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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I live near Chajul* in the north of El Quiche. The towns there all have long
histories of struggle. I have to walk six leagues, or 24 kilometres, from my house
to the town of Uspantan. The village is called Chimel,* I was born there. Where I
live is ...
Chajul, Bebaj, Cotzal, were the first to suffer the repression. We had to build
houses for our neighbours between us, and it took about two or three months
before everyone was living together. We did it so as to make our self-defence
Towards the end it becomes used in a more political sense for the militants of the
CUC, the unions, or political organisations. The companeros in the mountains
are the guerrilla groups. copal corte Cotzal Chajul chilacayote chimdn Chimel ...
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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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