Somewhat fitting that my last book of 2019 was about the exploitation of native people. This was a difficult reading, even knowing that not all of the story was Rigoberta's personal story. I could probably find similar stories of American colonists taking over native lands here and we're still doing it.
The book was a bit difficult to read due to the language. Rigoberta does not have a standard education and her word choice and story telling can occasionally be repetitive and hard to follow. It still added to my understanding of how native people's view the world very differently from western European capitalists. It was also interesting having her explain how they merged Catholicism/Christianity in with their own beliefs. Ending up rejecting the "accept suffering here because you're going to a better place" line of reasoning and replacing it with "God would want us to alleviate suffering here and now". Then taking their own lessons from the bible, especially the underdog defending our territory lessons.
Rigoberta is still alive and still fighting.