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A Mayan Life by Gaspar Pedro González
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Jun 27, 2008

really liked it

This is the first novel ever written in the native Mayan language, aboug a village in Guatemala. It's brutally sad, documenting the oppression of the Indians, but also sweet in a way, because he's trying so hard to capture the goodness of the old ways before they're gone forever. This may not be excellent literature, but it's still a powerful book, and a unique view into a way of life that we very rarely have an opportunity to learn about.
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