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Recommended books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Guatemala. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


El señor presidente. Edición Conmemorativa / The President. A Commemorative Edition by Miguel Angel Asturias ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Edición conmemorativa de la obra maestra de Miguel Ángel Asturias, Premio Nobel de Literatura. Escrita entre 1920 y 1933 y publicada en 1946, El señor presidente es uno de los máximos exponentes de la llamada «novela del dictador» en la que se encuadran otras obras fundamentales como Yo el Supremo, de Roa Bastos, Tirano Banderas, de Valle-Inclán, El otoño del patriarca, de Gabriel García Márquez, o más recientemente, La Fiesta del Chivo, de Mario Vargas Llosa. En ella, Asturias se inspira en el último gobierno de Manuel Estrada Cabrera, en Guatemala, para explorar los mecanismos que hacen func... continue
Recommended: 12 Sep 2023


I, Rigoberta Menchu : An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchu EN

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A Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on poverty, injustice, and the struggles of Mayan communities in Guatemala, offering “a fascinating and moving description of the culture of an entire people” (The Times) Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political r... continue


Mourning by Eduardo Halfon EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
International Latino Book Award Winner Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner Kirkus Prize Finalist Neustadt International Prize Finalist Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist PEN Translation Prize Longlist "A feat of literary acrobatics." --New York Review of Books In Mourning, Eduardo Halfon's eponymous narrator travels to Poland, Italy, the U.S., and the Guatemalan countryside in search of secrets he can barely name. He follows memory's strands back to his maternal roots in Jewish Poland and to the contradictory, forbidden stories of his father's Lebanese-Jewish immigrant family, specifically surround... continue
Recommended: 30 Apr 2023


Popul Vuh by Anonymous EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023


The President by Miguel Asturias EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
The President tells the story of a ruthless dictator and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary in an unnamed country usually identified as Guatemala. Drawing on his experience as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Miguel Angel Asturias provides a blazing indictment of totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects on society - from the harvest of terror to cowardice, to sycophancy, to treachery and intrigue, and the total sacrifice of human values to lust for power. Written in a language of freedom and originality, full of extraordinary symbolism, bitin... continue
Recommended: 27 Feb 2022

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