Rigoberta Manchu. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala.
Why did Carolina Maria de Jesus write her memoir and for what purpose?
What does her book reveal about the life of working-class Afro-Brazilians in mid-twentieth-century Brazil?
Discuss the style and ways in which the author chose to write the book and how these choices affect the meanings that can be drawn from the text.
Explicit connections between other course materials and themes can be made to contextualize the book and to demonstrate an understanding of how the book fits into the concepts discussed in the course.