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Aquí era el paraíso (Here Was Paradise)



by
Humberto Ak'abal
illustrated by
Amelia Lau Carling

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
House of Anansi Press
Imprint
Groundwood
ISBN
9781773064956
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Spanish Middle

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise is a selection of poems written by the great Maya poet Humberto Ak’abal. They evoke his childhood in and around the Maya K’iche’ village of Momostenango, Guatemala, and also describe his own role as a poet of the place.

Ak’abal writes about children, and grandfathers, and mothers, and animals, and ghosts, and thwarted love, and fields, and rains, and poetry, and poverty, and death.

The poetry was written for adults but can also be read and loved by young people, especially in this collection, beautifully illustrated by award-winning Guatemalan-American illustrator Amelia Lau Carling.

Ak’abal is famous worldwide as one of the great contemporary poets in the Spanish language, and one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas. Ak’abal created his poems first in K’iche’, then translated them into Spanish.Introduction by Patricia Aldana. Contributors’ biographies. Full-color mixed-media illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

172

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 6 1/2"

Dewey

861

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0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2021

Book Genres

Poetry

Topics

Poetry. Maya people. K'iche' language. Family life. Nature. Community. Momostenango, Guatemala. Humberto Ak’abal. Translated works. Spanish language materials.

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