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 idea that water is sacred is in us children, and we never stop thinking of it as
something pure. The same goes for the earth. Our parents tell us: 'Children, the
earth is the mother of man, because she gives him food.' This is especially true ...
For us Indians, each tamal represents a sacred day. We count the days that we
ask the earth's permission to sow our crops, the eight sacred days a baby is with
his mother, the sacred days of our fiestas and the ceremonies throughout a
First they say: 'This is the sacred wine of our ancestors, they were not forbidden to
grow their own wine, to make their own drink. Today everything is different. Now
we are not allowed to make our drink'. So they say this drink is sacred and it ...
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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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