If Di Pin Neva Ben, Folktales and Legends of Belize
Editors: Tim Hagerthy and Mary Gomez Parham
Paperback – 120 pages
2nd Edition – 2006 (1st Edition March 2000)
This fourth volume of the Belizean Writers Series captures the essence of Belizean oral tradition reflecting the fascinating cultural diversity of Belize. These stories of supernatural occurrences, entertaining tricksters and mythical animals have roots that extend centuries back into Africa, the ancient Maya kingdom, and Europe.
Colonialism and Resistance in Belize, Essays in Historical Sociology
Author: O. Nigel Bolland
Paperback – 238 pages
2nd Edition – 2004 (revised June 2003)
This revised collection of essays focuses on topics of importance to the history and people of Belize, during three centuries of colonialism. It examines the early British settlement, the nature of slavery in Belize and the development of Creole culture, as well as relations between the Maya and the British in the 19th century and systems of labour control after Emancipation, ending with contemporary issues of ethnicity and politics.
Maya Cities and Sacred Caves, A Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize
Author: Jaime Awe
Paperback – 104 pages
2nd Edition – 2009 (1st Edition January 2006)
Maya Cities and Sacred Caves is an up-to-date guide to the Maya sites of Belize. Written by Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology. The beautifully illustrated book is full of historical and cultural insights into the Maya, The remains of their amazing civilization can be seen in the pyramid temples, hieroglyphics carved in stone and ritual caves, dating from 2000 BC. This book reveals the latest archeological research and stunning photographs of the sites and the sacred objects found within tombs, chambers and caves. Cover photograph by Jaime Awe
Maya Moon Colouring Book
Author: Jane Crouch
Paperback – 30 pages
1st Edition – April 2010
This great new colouring book provides a wealth of information in English and Spanish, as well as introducing children of all ages to some basic words in Yucatec Maya. There are 25 full page pictures to colour and glyphs or words to colour on almost every page. A page on the Maya number system will add an extra dimension to learning to count in English and Spanish. As well as being fun, this book makes an excellent additional primary school resource and an accurate source of information for teachers.