A Search for Colonial Histories: The Conquest by Yxta Maya Murray

  • Salvador C. Fernández


Fernandez examines the significance of Murray’s juxtaposition of a colonial narrative of cross-cultural contact with a contemporary narrative of postcolonial deterritorialized and displaced communities. Focusing on magical indigenous characters, Murray produces a Borderland Narrative that moves across time and between intersecting accounts of oppression. She reinforces the idea of “polyphonic meaning” rather than a singular colonizing narrative; and by utilizing pre-Hispanic mythology as a foundational narrative, she nonviolently critiques and resists the overarching European colonial project.


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  • Salvador C. Fernández
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  1. 1.Department of SpanishOccidental CollegeLos AngelesUSA

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