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NEW — WALKING WITH EVARISTO: A MEMOIR OF CELEBRATION AND TRAGEDY IN THE LAND OF THE ACHí MAYA by Christian Nill (Guatemala)

NEW — WALKING WITH EVARISTO: A MEMOIR OF CELEBRATION AND TRAGEDY IN THE LAND OF THE ACHí MAYA by Christian Nill (Guatemala)

  “To do the thing that was necessary — wasn’t that at the heart of our mission? And wasn’t it obvious what we needed to do? Plant trees; teach others to plant trees; save the crops from the inexorable forces of erosion.  . . .  but was that the only task that would be needed of us?”   Walking with Evaristo is a gripping journey — at turns lyrical, occasionally boisterous — venturing deep into the heart of a breathtakingly beautiful country torn by strife. And as the story unfolds, it also becomes a radical exercise in the recovery of personal memory. Nill chronicles three turbulent years working as a Peace Corps volunteer in a deeply traditional Mayan community that fell under the shadow of the sinister forces of oppression. Immersing his readers in the vibrant tapestry of life in a town called Rabinal, the author gradually becomes a witness to Guatemala’s . . .

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