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Voices from Exile: Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History

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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence--but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness.

Voices from Exile is the authentic story of one group of Mayas from the Kuchumatan highlands who fled into Mexico and sought refuge there. Montejo's combination of autobiography, history, political analysis, and testimonial narrative offers a profound exploration of state terror and its inescapable human cost.

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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence—but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-275) and index.

About the Author

Victor Montejo is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of El Q?anil: The Man of Lightning, Testimony: The Death of a Guatemalan Village, The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables, and Sculpted Stones: Poems.

Table of Contents

The anthropologist and the other — Toward a Maya history of Guatemala — The advent of violence in the Kuchumatan Highlands — Military control of the highlands — One man's testimony — The journey to Mexico — Life in the refugee camps — Strategies of cultural survival — Ethnic relations and cultural revival in the refugee camps — Songs and poetry from the camps — Returning home — From the present to the future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806131719
Author:
Montejo, Victor
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
Political violence
Subject:
Guatemala Politics and government.
Subject:
Mayas -- Relocation -- Mexico.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Guatemala Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Central America
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b&w illus., 6 maps, 1 table
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 0.93 lb

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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence—but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness.

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