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Author Ak'abal, Humberto, 1952-2019, author.

Title Aquí era el paraíso : selección de poemas de Humberto Ak'abal / selección de Patricia Aldana ; ilustración de Amelia Lau Carling ; traducción de Hugh Hazelton = Here was paradise : selected poems of Humberto Ak'abal / selected by Patricia Aldana ; illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling ; translated by Hugh Hazelton.

Publication Info. Toronto : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 861.64 AK'ABAL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Children's Department  J861.64 AK    Check Shelf
Description 167 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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 and wrote his poems first in K'iche', then translated them into Spanish."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic formats.
Language Poems in Spanish and English on facing pages.
Subject Children's poetry, Guatemalan.
Quiché Indians -- Guatemala -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, Guatemalan. (OCoLC)fst00856411
Quiché Indians. (OCoLC)fst01085724
Guatemala. (OCoLC)fst01205154
Quiche Indians -- Juvenile poetry.
Quiche Indians -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Added Author container of (work) Ak'abal, Humberto, 1952-2019. Poems. Selections (2021)
container of (expression) Ak'abal, Humberto, 1952-2019. Poems. Selections (2021). English.
Carling, Amelia Lau, illustrator.
Hazelton, Hugh, 1946- translator.
Aldana, Patricia, 1946- editor.
Added Title Here was paradise
Other Form: Online version: Ak'abal, Humberto, 1952-2019. Aquí era el paraíso. Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2021 1773064967 9781773064963 (OCoLC)1223036505
ISBN 9781773064956 (hardcover)
1773064959 (hardcover)
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