The princess of Latin American literature returns with the legendary
love affair between Hernán Cortés and his interpreter, Malinalli.
When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors,
first meets Cortés, she, like many others, believes the conquistador is the
reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally she assumes that her task
is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall
passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés’
thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his
own men, even their own love.
Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for betrayal of
the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role
was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and
Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl.
retelling of this passionate and tragic love affair, bursting with lyricism and
vivid imagery, Malinche finally unveils the truth behind the
legend. Download and start listening now!