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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My parents moved there in 1960 and began cultivating the land. No-one had
lived up there before because it's so mountainous. But they settled there and
were determined not to leave no matter how hard the life was. They'd first been
up there ...
... they brought with them the document we had signed, which said we had
agreed to stay on the land and live off its produce for two years only; that when
the two years were up, we had another place to go to and would leave the land.
We decided who'd leave first, who second, third and last, if the army took the
village. At first, when we hadn't much experience and hadn't much idea of how to
confront the enemy, we planned that the women should leave first with their ...
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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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