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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I live near Chajul* in the north of El Quiche. The towns there all have long
histories of struggle. I have to walk six leagues, or 24 kilometres, from my house
to the town of Uspantan. The village is called Chimel,* I was born there. Where I
live is ...
But our people feel that the baby's school must be the community itself, that he
must learn to live like all the rest of us. The tying of the hands at birth also
symbolizes this; that no-one should accumulate things the rest of the community
does not ...
They roared with laughter and cried, 'Long live the Fatherland! Long live
Guatemala! Long live our President! Long live the army, long live Lucas!' The
people raised their weapons and rushed at the army, but they drew back at once,
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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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