Cast in the form of an extended dialogue, this new work by the distinguished Q'anjob'al novelist, poet, and scholar explains the Mayan B'aktun calendar cycle that will conclude its round in the Gregorian calendar year 2012. Ranging across topics in Mayan cosmovision and cultural values, the work begins with a recapitulation of Mayan creation accounts. It touches on comparative prophecy and ceremonial observance, all the while disputing the erroneous interpretations given to Mayan calendric cycles by non-Mayas for their own purposes (e.g., recent film versions!). This is an essential work for all those seeking a Mayan perspective on this popular topic. In Spanish. (An English edition is expected in 2008.)
Published privately, 2006; $13.00
The story of the return of a Maya refugee to Guatemala as he reminisces on the painful journey to exile in Mexico. Meb’ixh (‘the orphan’), reflects on his experiences as he analyzes them and raises important questions for the future of Guatemala.
Spanish 168 pp. 2000 $10.00 ISBN 1-886502-31-7
RETURN OF THE MAYA
Translated by Susan G. Rascón English version of preceding item.
English 181 pp. 1998 $10.00 ISBN 1-886502-25-0
A MAYAN LIFE / SB'EYB'AL JUN NAQ MAYA' Q'ANJOB'AL / LA OTRA CARA
(3rd edition, 2nd edition bilingual Edition)
English, Spanish, and bilingual Q'anjob'al-Spanish editions of the acclaimed novel by a Q'anjob'al Maya writer and scholar. The first Mayan novel to appear in a Mayan language, it tells the life story of a Q'anjob'al man growing up in troubling times. Rich in psychological and ethnographic detail.
English edition - $13.00
bilingual edition - $15.00
Spanish edition - $13.00
Original Spanish version of The Adventures of Mr. Puttison among the Maya.
193 pp. 1998
$12.00 ISBN 1-886502-18-8
A collection of poems in Q’anjob’al, Spanish and English, published in 2014. The author once again invites the reader to enter his world as a Q’anjob’al Maya from the Cuchumatán Mountains of Guatemala, with themes of nature, family, spiritual beliefs, language, and cultural identity. Accessible to readers in three languages and three cultures.
49 pp. 2014 $10
A collection of poems in Q'anjob'al and English by the author of La otra cara and other works published by the Yax Te' Foundation, including Sq'anej maya, the original edition in Spanish and Q'anjob'al. Printed on facing pages, the poems cover a wide variety of themes: nature, love, religious and cosmological topics, fantasy, nostalgia, Maya self-affirmation, philosophy and others. Translation by R. McKenna Brown. Published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center.
93 pp. 2001 $14.00
SQ'ANEJ MAYA' / PALABRAS MAYAS (bilingual Q'anjob'al and Spanish)
Q'ANIL: EL HOMBRE RAYO: Una Leyenda de Jacaltenango / KOMAM Q'ANIL: YA' K'UH WINAJ (bilingual Popti'-Spanish)
The Jakatek (Popti') epic as rendered by the well-known writer and activist. Includes an extensive introduction and detailed cultural and linguistic notes.