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 silencebut 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 ...
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Overview

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 silencebut 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806139852
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 The Anthropologist and the Other 3
2 Toward a Maya History of Guatemala 26
3 The Advent of Violence in the Kuchumatan Highlands 42
4 Military Control of the Highlands 60
5 One Man's Testimony 82
6 The Journey to Mexico 105
7 Life in the Refugee Camps 133
8 Strategies of Cultural Survival 144
9 Ethnic Relations and Cultural Revival in the Refugee Camps 184
10 Songs and Poetry from the Camps 205
11 Returning Home 220
12 From the Present into the Future 238
Notes 245
Bibliography 259
Index 277
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