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I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala

Uniform Title
Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia. English
Title
I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala / edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray ; translated by Ann Wright.
Edition
2nd English-language ed.
Published
London ; New York : Verso, 2009.
Description
xxiii, 294 p. : map ; 21 cm.
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Contents
Translator's note
Introduction
1: Family
2: Birth ceremonies
3: Nahual
4: First visit to the finca; life if the finca
5: First visit to Guatemala City
6: Eight-year-old agricultural worker
7: Death of her little brother in the finca; difficulty of communicating with other Indians
8: Life in the Altiplano; Rigoberta's tenth birthday
9: Ceremonies for sowing time and harvest; relationships with the earth
10: Natural world; the earth, mother of man
11: Marriage ceremonies
12: Life in the community
13: Death of her friend by poisoning
14: Maid in the capital
15: Conflict with the landowners and the creation of the CUC
16: Period of reflection on the road to follow
17: Self-defence in the village
18: Bible and self-defence: the examples of Judith, Moses and David
19: Attack on the village by the army
20: Death of Dona Petrona Chona
21: Farewell to the community: Rigoberta decides to learn Spanish
22: CUC comes out into the open
23: Political activity in other communities; contacts with ladinos
24: Torture and death of her little brother, burnt alive in front of members of his family and the community
25: Rigoberta's father dies in the occupation of the Spanish embassy; peasants march to the capital
26: Rigoberta talks about her father
27: Kidnapping and death of Rigoberta's mother
28: Death
29: Fiestas and Indian queens
30: Lessons taught her by her mother: Indian women and ladino women
31: Women and political commitment; Rigoberta renounces marriage and motherhood
32: Strike of agricultural workers and the first of May in the capital
33: In hiding in the capital; hunted by the army
34: Exile
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Bibliography
Further reading.
Summary
From the Publisher: Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchu 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. Menchu 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.
Notes
Translation of: Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia.
Includes bibliographical references.
Language
English
LCCN
2010292478
ISBN
9781844674459 (hbk)
1844674452 (hbk)
9781844674183 (pbk)
1844674185 (pbk)
Format
Book Book
Acquired On
October 1, 2012
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