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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We slept in the same clothes we worked in. That's why society rejects us. Me, I felt
this rejection very personally, deep inside me. They say we Indians are dirty, but
it's our circumstances which force us to be like that. For example, if we have ...
I learned to dust, wash and iron very quickly. I found ironing the hardest because
I'd never used an iron before. I remember how the washing and ironing used to
pile up. The landowner had three children and they changed their clothes several
Another of our customs she taught us was that you mustn't mix women's clothes
with men's clothes. She told us to put our brothers' clothes on one side when we
wash them. First you wash the men's clothes and then, at the end, our own.
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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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