A novel, Georgia’s Hope by Marietta Ackenbom, follows the journey of a young white woman in the 1960s. After taking in three young back Mexican orphans, she gives up her upper-middle-class privilege when taking a stand for social and racial justice. Marietta was editor of the Our Yucatan anthology last year.
And Hamaca is proud to have gotten Ralf Hollmann’s consent to publish the fifth edition of The Modern Yucatan Dictionary, which is a ongoing work by the Canadian-born author. At times outrageous, this no-holds-barred work runs the gamut, from everyday vocabulary to the vulgar slang that will go right over the head of anyone whose Spanish isn’t specifically Yucatecan. Words like tuch, xic, mulix, samaare, and uay are used in everyday speech, baffling newcomers, but absolutely normal here.