Song of the hummingbird

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From Aztec princess to slave and concubine, Hummingbird -- or Huitzitzilin in her native Nahuatl -- recounts her life during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Expressing a confidence and freedom that women have strived for centuries to attain, Huitzitzilin passionately relates her tale to Father Benito, the priest who seeks to confess and convert her, to offer her an absolution she neither needs nor wants. Instead, she faces him to see the conquest, for the first time, through the eyes of the conquered. In this lyrical and mesmerizing tale, Limon pays homage to the pre-Colombian woman, celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in the face of cataclysm and mourns our collective loss of treasures more valuable than all the plundered gold.
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Grouping Title song of the hummingbird
Grouping Author limón graciela
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subject_facet Aztecs -- First contact with Europeans -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Indian women -- Mexico -- Fiction, Indians of Mexico -- First contact with Europeans -- Fiction, Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Fiction
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title_full Song of the hummingbird / Graciela Limón
title_short Song of the hummingbird
topic_facet Aztecs, First contact with Europeans, History, Indian women, Indians of Mexico