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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The one who gets up next washes the nixtamal outside, and the third one up
washes the grinding stone, gets the water ready and prepares everything needed
for grinding the maize. In our house, I made the food for the dogs. My father had a
put in some ayote too, because that will be sown together with the maize. And we
do the same with beans. It is like an offering to the one God. This will be our food
for the coming year. During the fiesta, prayers are given up to the earth, the ...
Maize is the centre of everything for us. It is our culture. The milpa is the maize
field. Matz is the grain. The mazorca is the body of the maize, the cob. The tuza is
the leaf which envelopes the cob, especially when it's dry. The xilote is the core.
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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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