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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FIRST VISIT TO G UATEMALA CITY ' When I went to the city for the first time, I
saw it as a monster, something alien, different' — Rigoberta Menchii I felt grown
up for the first time, when at the age of seven I got lost in the mountains. That was
My father was very worried because if we stayed in the mountains, we could be
attacked by wild animals. How were we going to find the path? So we started
walking and walking, on and on. We didn't know if we were going further into the
We have put our trust in the compaheros in the mountains. They saw our plight.
They go through what we go through, and they have adapted to the conditions
we live in. We can only love a person who eats what we eat. Once the Indian
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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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