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Indigenous CosmolecticsKab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures$
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Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469636795

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.001.0001

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The Novel in Zapotec and Maya Lands

The Novel in Zapotec and Maya Lands

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(p.125) Chapter Five The Novel in Zapotec and Maya Lands
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Indigenous Cosmolectics
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Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0006

Chapter 5 examines the first novel published by a Maya woman, X-Teya, U puksi’ik’al ko’olel/Teya, un corazón de mujer (Teya, heart of a woman), and the first published Zapotec novel, Wila che be ze lhao / Cantares de los vientos primerizos (Songs of the first winds), as a rejection of first and second world- system alignments. This final chapter argues that the novelists transgress the political landscapes sketched by political ideologies, beginning a contemplation and imagining of what autonomy involves. I propose that the authors reject the nationalist liberal emphasis of integration as well as Marxist discourses as answers to the so-poorly termed “Indian problem.”

Keywords:   X-Teya, Maya, Zapotec, novel, novelist, autonomy, Indian problem, Transgress, political landscape

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