Sara Luco | Re-Mapping the “Shitopolis of Santiagony”: David Aniñir’s Proposal for a Borderized Mapuche Identity

Written by on November 24th, 2014 // Filed under 25.1 Narrating Posthumanism

Abstract

In the collection of poems Mapurbe: Venganza a raíz by the indigenous Chilean author David Aniñir, a renewed Mapuche-Indian identitary discourse is being created through re-mapping the Chilean capital of Santiago and its Mapuche inhabitants from a Thirdspace perspective. Aniñir provides
an alternative view on Chilean urban life and the place of indigenous population in it. By doing so he disrupts the dominant Chilean discourse on Mapuche-Indian identity, creating a narrative that proposes an emphasis on hybridity instead of the clearly marked identitary boundaries expressed by the hegemonic Chilean discourse.

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