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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Within that culture, everything is determined in advance; everything that occurs in
the present can be explained in terms of the past and has to be ritualized so as to
be integrated into everyday life, which is itself a ritual. As we listen to her voice, ...
The village is called Chimel,* I was born there. Where I live is practically a
paradise, the country is so beautiful. There are no big roads, and no cars. Only
people can reach it. Everything is taken down the mountainside on horseback or
else we ...
young girl because she's bound to be very sad at leaving her family, her work
and everything. She'll have to do the other family's work now, but it will be the
same sort of work because most communities have the same customs. My sister's
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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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