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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When they get to the finca, the caporal becomes the overseer of this group. They
are usually men from our villages too, but they've been in the army or have left
the community. They start behaving like the landowners, and treat their own ...
At dawn the overseer told us; 'Listen, you're going to work one more day at the
end of the month'. Whenever anything like this happened, they'd just announce
they were adding another day on to the month. If the month had thirty one days,
The overseer said: 'No, it's because you owe a lot to the pharmacy. So, go on, out
of here. I don't want to see you around here again.' But my mother knew that she
hadn't been able to buy medicine for her son and that's why he'd died.
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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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