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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Then they kidnapped him and we said, 'They'll have finished him off.' In those
days, they were criminals, but a different sort. The landowners' henchmen
kidnapped my father near our house on the path going to town. One of my
brothers was ...
Nobody went down to the finca, nobody went to market, nobody went down to
any other place, because they would be kidnapped. What we did was to go over
the mountains, go to other towns where they sell local salt, or rather some black ...
My mother was raped by her kidnappers, and after that they took her down to the
camp — a camp called Chajup which means 'under the cliff. ... punish the people
they have kidnapped and where my little brother was tortured as well. They took ...
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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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