An interesting and valuable work on the contemporary relevance of indigenous languages in the face of the persistent ideologies that cast indigenous literatures as being either irrelevant or simply ancestral to homogenizing national identities.
Paul Worley has crafted a useful treatise on the respectful handling of storytelling traditions.
—Journal of Folklore Research
This is the first broad look at oral stories in the context of literature written by and about Yucatec Maya people.
—Allen F. Burns, author of An Epoch of Miracles: Oral Literature of the Yucatec Maya
This book will do for Yukateko literature what Arturo Arias' Taking Their Word
has done for indigenous literature in Guatemala. Worley traces the important antecedents to this book specifically in the Yucatán region.
—Nathan Henne, translator of Time of Commences in Xibalbá