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Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village
by Victor Montejo
translated by Victor Perera
Northwestern University Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-915306-65-7
Library of Congress Classification F1465.3.G6M67 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.8171

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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. This vital and essential record captures how Guatemala's 36-year civil war, which reached its most violent peak in the 1980s, ripped the traditional fabric of Guatemalan society. 

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