Testimony : Death of a Guatemalan Village

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TESTIMONY: DEATH OF A GUATEMALAN VILLAGE is an eyewitness account by a Guatemalan primary school teacher detailing one instance of violent conflict between the indigenous Maya people and the army. An accidental clash between the village's "civil patrol" and a Guatemalan army troop leads to the execution or imprisonment of many villagers. Written in clear, direct prose, this account reads like an adventure story while conveying an historical reality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 113 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Curbstone Press
  • English
  • New.
  • 0915306654
  • 9780915306657
  • 1,268,566

Review quote

"Montejo has first-hand involvement with the violence that Didion both mystifies and, in a morbid way, romanticizes. He conveys a rare sense of the lived reality in Central America, in a clear storytelling voice that makes it chillingly human." --San Francisco Sunshow more