Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village

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Victor Montejo is a poet, a storyteller, a human rights activist and an anthropologist, studying in depth his own people. 

 

Author: Victor Montejo (Maya)
Binding Availability: Paperback only
Published: 1987
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Maya

 

Victor Montejo is a poet, a storyteller, a human rights activist and an anthropologist, studying in depth his own people. After the massacre of his village in which Guatemalan soldiers killed his brother, Montejo’s name appeared on a death squad list and he was forced to flee to the U.S. Since then, his life’s work has been to make known, in a variety of ways, the continuing human rights violations confronting the Mayan peoples. In Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village, an eyewitness account of the army attack on his village and its tragic aftermath, Montejo describes the daily reality of dictatorship and repression. Like I, Rigoberta Menchú, this important book is not for the faint of heart.