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date: 27 November 2020

Maya Youth Literatures in the Diasporalocked

  • Floridalma Boj LopezFloridalma Boj LopezDepartment of Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles

Summary

Maya youth literatures in the diaspora are creative works of literature that defy easy categorization. Instead of focusing on form or genre, these works emphasize the refugee experience in relation to issues of state violence and migration in Guatemala and the United States. Mayan youth use do-it-yourself (DIY) publishing as a strategy to create narratives that embrace their experiences with their families and at schools, and in their efforts to create a Mayan community. As a result, these stories are reflective of not just their own experiences, but also their own political investments in how their Maya community is represented and written into existence.

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