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Book Review of “Hear My Testimony”

This is probably one of the most moving books I have ever read in my life. It is basically a narrative story of the life of an El Salvadorian women named: Maria Teresa Tula. Maria is a wonderful storyteller and the fact the she is describing her own real life experiences greatly add to the impact of the book.
Most of the chapters in the book are just her telling about her life. She was born a very poor and sickly child, growing up with her mother and grandmother, after her mother had left her abusive husband. This was only the beginning of a very rough and trying life that she would face. She went on to describe her childhood, how other
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They organized hunger strikes, rallies, protests, distributed food to starving families, and did whatever they could to receive national as well as International attention to their cause. They even were invited to the World Peace Council on a trip to the Royal Palace in Costa Rica and received the first ever John F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, and members of the CO-MADRES Organization even toured Europe.
Many of the women in the group had very difficult times at home due to their involvement with the group, many were beat, cheated on, and abused for belonging to a group, which took them away form, their family duties. Maria herself went through a very difficult time after her husband severely beat her because of her work with CO-MADRES. But the women remained strong; Maria kept working with the CO-MADRES and organizing political protests
Months before her last daughter was to be born her husband was captured and killed. This was the saddest part of the whole book for me. I cried, at the part when she had to tell her daughter that her father was dead. As her life goes on, Maria goes through many other horrible experiences like the bombing of the CO-MADRES offices, being jailed, drugged, tortured and violently raped.
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