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 burn it and it gives off a very strong smell: a smoke with a very rich, delicious,
aroma. ... The prayers usually ask the earth for permission to plant our crops at
sowing time, to give us a good harvest, and then to give thanks with all our might,
'Give her some food.' So they gave me what was left of their food. I was famished.
At home we don't eat as much as we should, of course, but at least we're used to
eating tortillas regularly, even if it's only with salt. I was really worried. At about ...
PEASANTS MARCH TO THE CAPITAL 'My father said: "Some have to give their
blood and some have to give their strength; so while we can, we'll give our
strength" .' — Rigoberta Menchii In November of that same year, 1 979, I saw my
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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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