Let me speak!: Testimony of Domitila, a woman of the Bolivian mines

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Monthly Review Press, 1978 - Political Science - 235 pages
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First published in English in 1978, this classic book contains the testimony of Domitila Barrios de Chungara, the wife of a Bolivian tin miner. Blending firsthand accounts with astute political analysis, Domitila describes the hardships endured by Bolivia's vast working class and her own efforts at organizing women in the mining community. The result is a gripping narrative of class struggle and repression, an important social document that illuminates the reality of capitalist exploitation in 1970s Bolivia. Domitila Barrios de Chungara was born in 1937 in the Siglo XX mining town in Bolivia. She became politically active in the 1960s and, in 1975, participated in the UN International Women's Year Tribunal in Mexico. In 2005 she was nominated alongside 999 other "Peace Women" for a collective Nobel Peace Prize.

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Review: Let Me Speak! Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines

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Great insight into Latin American organizing and leftism Read full review

Review: Let Me Speak! Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

I had no idea what life was like for Bolivian miners and their families. I didn't end up finishing the book because it got too violent for me. The part where she gives birth and loses her baby was just a little too close to home for me right now, and I didn't think I could keep reading. Read full review

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