Among the Volcanoes Discussion Questions

Omar S. Castaneda
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Research guerrillas to determine the main reasons why they emerge in unstable political climates. Whose interests do they represent? Think about the scene in which Isabel recognizes one of the military men as the guerrilla who saw her the day she was hidden in the rocks. Propose two possible reasons why this man is "on both sides."

Look through books featuring Latin American art, and find at least three works that complement Among the Volcanoes. What do the similarities between the book and the artwork reveal about the culture or lifestyle? How do the colors, faces, landscapes, or other features of the artwork enhance your ability to understand the novel?

Read about shamanism in Native American cultures. Consider shamans' practices, belief systems, medicines, and roles within their tribes. Compare and contrast your findings with what you know about the character Eziquel Coxol...

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