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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A nahual is not always only one animal. With dogs, for example, nine dogs
represent a nahual. Or in the case of horses, three. It can vary a lot. You don't
know how many in fact, or rather, only the parents know the number of animals
which go ...
During the fiesta, prayers are given up to the earth, the moon, the sun, the
animals and the water, all of which join with the seed to provide our food. Each
member of the family makes a vow and promises not to waste the food. The next
We say the names of birds and animals — cows, horses, dogs, cats. All these. We
mention them all. We must respect the life of every single one of them. We must
respect the life, the purity, the sacredness, which is water. We must respect 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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