Asturias, Enrique Angel. The President. Trans. Frances Partridge. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1997.
Written by Guatemala’s Nobel Prize-winning author, this novel satirizes the rise of a Central American dictator.

Benz, Stephen Connely. Guatemalan Journey. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
A travel narrative that explores untouristed areas and includes discussion of ladino society, sports, street children and other unusual information.

Brill, Targ Marlene and Harry R. Targ. Guatemala. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1993.
Part of the Enchantment of the World series, this book for children includes stunning pictures.

Gorry, Conner. Guatemala. Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications, 2001.
This travel guide offers a detailed discussion of Mayan history and archaeological sites, and contemporary Guatemalan culture.

Shea, Maureen E. Culture and Customs of Guatemala. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Discusses the history, geography, religion, customs and arts of Guatemala.


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Guatemala - Culture and Lifestyles of the Indigenous People

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