251 pages. Trade paperback. Glossary. Bibliography. Edited, with introduction, by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray. Translated by Ann Wright. Near Fine. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or spine creasing. ISBN: 0860917886 By a Guatemalan peasant who rose to a national leadership role in opposing the violent repression of the US-sponsored military dictatorship that killed her brother, father and mother. Menchu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a young Guatemalan peasant woman. Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta 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 catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. The anthropologist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, herself a Latin American woman, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu. The result is a book unique in contemporary literature which records the detail of everyday Indian life. Rigoberta's gift for striking expression vividly conveys both the religious and superstitious 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.
Rezension: The stuff of everyday life in a Guatemalan Indian community. ""A fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people"" -- Times
Titel: I , RIGOBERTA MENCHU: An Indian Woman in ...
Verlag: Verso, 1984.
Zustand: Near Fine
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1985. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - This book recounts the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a young Guatemalan peasant woman. 252 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3003145598