"Not me sold out my people but they me."

In this section Anzaldúa introduces a figure who will recur many times throughout the book:  Malinali Tenepat or Malinchin (who is known also as Dona Marina and La Malinche), a Nahuatl woman who served as translator for Cortes.  There is much debate about her role in history--for an in-depth view, with beautiful illustrations, read "Reinterpreting Malinche" by John Taylor.  Dona Marina appears in many drawings like this one, reproducing images from a mural cycle that was completed around 1540 in the royal houses of the Tlaxcalans.

Dona Marina with Cortez
Public DomainDona Marina with Cortez