Final Paper: Identity through Testimonio I was at a point in my life were I had a very low self-esteem that almost cost me my path to success I did not know what] was trying to be or who I really was, In my first year of college I came across Rigoberta Menchu‘s book I Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala She helped me understand the concept of a testimonio and I soon realized that my diary was in…...
Latin America comprises of those countries of North and South Americas where Spanish and Portuguese and in some regions even French are the major languages that are spoken. These languages have originated from Latin, hence the term Latin America. The population is mixed consisting of Whites (mostly Spanish and Italian) and Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) K'iche, Kaqchikel, Mam Q’eqchi, other Mayan, indigenous non-Mayan and others. Guatemala, located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean,…...
Rigoberta Menchu was born a Quiche, a Latin American indigenous group. Quiches are people who had great reverence for the nature. She grew up in the highlands or atiplano of Guatemala, an area that is not accessible by car. It is because of this attribute of the locale that she considered the place where she lives as a paradise because only people can reach it (Silverstone, 1998). Another factor that added up to her appreciation of her hometown’s remoteness is…...
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