Review of "Autobiography of an Indian Woman in Guatemala" Book Review by MJ

Review of "Autobiography of an Indian Woman in Guatemala"
A look at the book as a triumph of the human spirit, as well as a personal narration that offers an insider's view of the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural life of an entire group of people.
# 1056 | 1,910 words | 5 sources | 1999 | US


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?I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala" is a human story. In 1982, when this story was recorded, Rigoberta was only twenty-three years old and had already witnessed and experienced a lifetime of unbelievable physical, psychological, and spiritual persecution. Her story is a testament to the strength and endurance of the human spirit under the most de-humanizing conditions imaginable. At the same time, this personal narration offers an insiders view of the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural life of an entire group of people. Through Rigoberta, a contemporary Maya community comes alive bringing with it the struggles that began with the Spanish Conquest and continue in the Guatemala of the twentieth century. "

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Review of "Autobiography of an Indian Woman in Guatemala" (2001, April 19) Retrieved May 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/review-of-autobiography-of-an-indian-woman-in-guatemala-1056/

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