Guatemalan Spanish Book Alert

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New book helps foreigners learn the nuances of Guatemalan Spanish. Do you remember the first time you visited Guatemala? Even if you had just a basic knowledge of Spanish, you may have felt overwhelmed—especially when bombarded with all the words, phrases and sayings typical of Guatemalan Spanish. If so, a new book offers practical help. “Guatemalan Spanish: Speak like a […]

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In My Enemy’s Service

Peter Meyer, child of World War II Nazi Germany, rode his bicycle into the front line of the advancing American Army in the last days of the war. His impression was of “the backstage of a circus.” Soldiers chewed and popped bubble gum, smoked cigarettes, rode in Jeeps with their legs dangling out, and saluted as if it were an […]

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Presentation of the book “Sin Límites” by Andrea Cardona

Presentation of the book "Sin Límites" by Andrea Cardona (photo by Nelo Mijangos)

“Sin Límites” or “Without Limits” is the title of the book presented by Andrea Cardona after two years of working on it where she presents the life lessons she learned on her way to climb Mount Everest; thus becoming the first Central American woman to do so. This book is not just for climbers, but for anyone trying overcome obstacles […]

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Shamans, Witches and Maya Priest

Cover of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priest

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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Shamans, Witches And Maya Priests

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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Maya Roads

Maya Roads One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest by Mary Jo McConahay

Maya Roads One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest by Mary Jo McConahay Cover photo Nancy McGirr Map & chapter illustrations, René Ozaeta Chicago Review Press ISBN 978 1 56976 548 7 Standing in front of the Lacandón Maya exhibit at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, author Mary Jo McConahay surprised herself by saying out […]

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In the Land of Green Lightning

Guatemala: Tierra del Relampago Verde

  Author/photographer: Thor Janson Published by Artemis Edinter Spanish/English 240 pages, color photography   “Biologist, conservationist and photographer Thor Janson has worked in Central America for nearly thirty years. In this book he reveals his deep love and respect for the land and its inhabitants through 250 stunning color photographs accompanied by short descriptive text. An introduction by anthropologist Robert […]

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My Guatemala

My Guatemala

Author/photographer: Hanne Linder KOM Publishing (www.komforlag.no) Graphic design: MILLA Design Printed in Guatemala by Print Studio 222 pages, color photography www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrOX29x1zvg “My Guatemala brings you a powerful encounter with the people and the environment the author has gotten to know throughout more than 20 years. It all comes together as a colorful and fulfilling book about the country, the culture […]

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Between Light and Shadow

Between Light and Shadow

A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey through Adoption Author: Jacob Wheeler Foreword by Kevin Kreutner 280 pages, 27 illustrations 978-0-8032-3362-1 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, Neb. www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry through the story of 14-year-old Ellie, who was abandoned at age 7 and adopted by a middle-class family from Michigan. Wheeler […]

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Maguey Journey

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Discovering Textiles in Guatemala Author: Kathryn Rousso Three parts within 14 chapters; illustrations, b/w & color photography; appendix 1-5; table, Mayan terminology; glossary; bibliography; further reading & index Publisher: The University of Arizona Press, Tucson www.uapress.arizona.edu “There is no other publication quite like this one devoted to maguey use in Guatemala, past and present. Rousso’s photographs are excellent and provide […]

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The Words of the Father

The Words of the Father

a book written by Naticksqw When writing about someone as interesting and multi-faceted as Naticksqw (pronounced Nah-tick-squaw) the hardest part is deciding where to begin. Do you start by mentioning she is one of 12 children? That she grew up in rural Massachusetts in a house with no heating? Do you begin by describing the quiet energy that radiates from […]

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El Tesoro de El Calvario

El Tesoro de El Calvario

Patrimonio de La Antigua Guatemala This book was produced in order to promote the rescue and appreciation of the Ermita de El Calvario at La Antigua Guatemala. It is dedicated to Santo Hermano Pedro who lived in the Ermita and was canonized in July 2002. Spanish language, 156 pages, color plus black and white photographs, fully indexed; cover water color […]

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Nostalgia Guatemalteca

D’Buk es una editorial conformada por un grupo de empresarios jóvenes especializados en áreas como la fotografía, productos de consumo, marketing, publicidad y promociones. La editorial está conformada por José Luis Samayoa, Otto Wolff y un staff de profesionales de la industria editorial. El libro “Nostalgia Guatemalteca” es el proyecto más reciente de la editorial. Consiste en un exhaustivo trabajo […]

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Nazarenos de Guatemala

Cover from Nazarenos de Guatemala by José Carlos Flores

written by José Carlos Flores L. This beautifully-crafted collector’s book features a 180 page, full-color photographic collection of Guatemalan figures of Jesus Christ. Measuring 13×13, it is cloth bound and printed in Guatemala City by Print Studio. “This book attempts through the various photographs to carry our faith to the hearts of Guatemalans who live here as well as those […]

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ISTMO

“ISTMO” Featuring unique views of Central America

With stunning aerials by internationally acclaimed photographer Ange Bourda, a new book featuring unique views of Central American sights, including volcanoes, beaches and rainforests, will debut in Guatemala in January 2009. Titled ISTMO (Isthmus), the colorful hardcover book contains 160 remarkable photos by Bourda, a widely published French photographer who considers Guatemala his adoptive home. In his own words, the […]

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