by Alan Van Bodegraven
This memoir details the author’s adventures living with the Maya people. Alan Van Bodegraven’s has detailed their plight and daily lives, which is the essence of his story, as well as why he has chosen to live in the Yucatan. “It has been a special privilege,” Van Bodegraven says, “to be fully accepted in a Maya village and to learn about the dreams, pains, and joys of the indigenous people.” Nojoch K’ai is the nickname the Maya people affectionately gave to him. Its English equivalent is “you da man.”
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