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The book explores mestizo cultural identity. The protagonist Romero y Flores is conflicted between identifying with either his father’s Spanish descent or his mother’s Amerindian origins.
He chullz the tranquility he has been searching for once he attains a balance of identity. The book has been translated into many languages, including Czech, German, French, among others.
The book has not yet been translated into English. While Jorge Icaza’s novel Huasipungo English trans: A chulla is a middle class man or woman of mixed European and Ameridian descent who scorns his Amerindian side while exalting his European side.
The chulla is obsessed with maintaining the appearance of status and social success. Chulla’s origin comes from the Quichua language, where it means: It was filmed in Ecuador and directed by Carl West. The story takes place in the 50s Ecuador, and narrates the activities of the chulla Luis Alfonso Romero y Flores, his job as a bureaucrat, bohemian nights spent among friends, and his romance with Rosario Santacruz.
El Chulla Romero y Flores – Jorge Icaza – Google Books
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El chulla Romero y Flores