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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Four candles are placed on the corners of the bed to represent the four corners of
the house and show him that this will be his home. They symbolize the respect
the child must have for his community, and the responsibility he must feel towards
We burn candles in our own houses and other candles for the whole community.
Then we bring out the seeds we will be sowing. With maize, for instance, the
seeds for the coming year are picked out as soon as the cobs start to grow.
To represent this mixture, they bring crates of lemonade, a bit of bread, some
bought guaro, bought candles — all those things we Indians find so outrageous
— and explain the meaning of each of those things. First they show these
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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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