We particularly recommend the following books.

Background:



“My name is Rigoberta Menchú”
Author: Elisabeth Burgos – Ed. Giunti
[“Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y asi me nació la conciencia” by Elizabeth Burgos, Paperback]
  


“RIGOBERTA, THE MAYAS AND THE WORLD”
Author: Rigoberta Menchú Tum
in collaboration with Dante Liano and Gianni Minà
Ed. Giunti
Crossing Borders, Verso Books
 


“GUATEMALA NUNCA MÁS”
The Genocide of the Mayan populations denounced by the Catholic Church and the UN report “Memory of Silence”
Preface by Rigoberta Menchú
Sperling & Kupfer Edizioni (Series ‘Continente Desaparecido’)
 
We also recommend the quarterly magazine
“LATIN AMERICA AND ALL THE SOUTHS OF THE WORLD”
edited by Gianni Minà – Ed. GME Produzioni

Narrative:
  


“POPOL VUH” – The Sacred Book of the Quiché
Editorial Maya
[We have found the Italian translation of this book, which is very important in understanding the Mayan culture, only in Guatemala]
Popol Vuh – The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiché Maya (Civilization of American Indian Series, Vol 29)


“MEN OF MAIZE”
Author: Miguel Angel Asturias (Nobel Prize for Literature 1967)
Shown here: “Hombrez de Maiz” – Spanish publisher: Alianza Editorial
Men of Maize by Miguel Angel Asturias, Pittsburgh Editions of Latin American Literature


“THE MYSTERY OF SAN ANDRÉS”
Author – Dante Liano
Sperling & Kupfer Edizioni (Series ‘Continente Desaparecido’)
[“El misterio de San Andrés” by Dante Liano, Editorial Praxis]
 


For younger readers (but not exclusively!)

“THE GIRL FROM CHIMEL” a true fairy-tale in the land of the Maya
Author: Rigoberta Menchú with Dante Liano
Sperling & Kupfer Editori




 

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