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I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú
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Mar 20, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, biography, native-peoples, school, translated
Read from March 20 to 24, 2010

an interesting book. i know there is controversy around it, but avoided reading anything about that before i'd read the book itself.

the interviewer's process is really fascinating and i'm curious to know more about how much intervention she had in the text. then there's the translator layer.

overall, i'd say this is a must-read for anyone interested in latin american native studies, because so few works take this tack. particularly intriguing is Rigoberta's discussions of education, different types of education, and of the differences between Indians and ladinos.

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message 1: by Christian (new)

Christian Lipski I read this in college for Chicano Studies, and really enjoyed it. A first-hand (filtered through interviewer and translator as you say) look at Native American life in Guatemala.

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