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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In terms of Ladino-lndinn relations, it would be foolish to deny that the Ladinos
have borrowed certain cultural traits from the Indians. As Linto points out, some
features of the culture of the defeated always tend to be incorporated into the
'indigenists' who want to recover the lost world of their ancestors and cut
themselves off completely from European culture. In order to do so, however, they
use notions and techniques borrowed from that very culture. Thus, they promote
But when Rigoberta adopts political forms of action (the CUC, the 3 1 January
Popular Front and the Vicente Menchu Organization of Christian Revolutionaries)
she is adopting techniques from another culture in order to strengthen her 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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