Sculpted Stones/Piedras Labradas

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A testament to a people’s tenacious determination to survive in the face of centuries of colonization. English and Spanish side-by-side.

 

“If our ancestors came to life/they’d surely give us, their descendants/thirteen lashes for being/sleepwalkers and conformists.” In Spanish and English, Montejo’s poems express the beauty of the Mayan people, expose the Guatemalan army’s attempt to destroy the indigenous population, and give lie to textbook anthrobabble about “history” and “culture.” Sculpted Stones is testament to a people’s tenacious determination to survive in the face of centuries of colonization.

 

 

Author: Victor Montejo (Jakaltek Maya)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1995

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Maya