Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Rigoberta Menchu

Rigoberta Menchu is a indigenous woman from Guatemala. She award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In her book "Me llamo Rigoberta Menchu y asi me Nacio la Conciencia" in Spanish or "I am Rigoberta Menchu" talks about her life and the life of people that like her were victims of the goverment repression. Her mother was burned alive. His father died in the some way in the Spanish embassy. Her book is also enriched with stories about culture, custombs, religion etc.

Rigoberta Menchu is one of the women that I admire because of her courage and convictions. She had a very difficul life and even though she is still working for "her People" like she would say. She actually has a foundation.


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