Most widely held works about Maryse Condé
Most widely held works by Maryse Condé
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem by Maryse Condé ( Book )
53 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
Offered here for the first time in English is I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem, by Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde. This wild and entertaining novel, winner of the 1986 Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme, expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Conde brings Tituba out of historical silence and.
Segu by Maryse Condé ( Book )
66 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: The year is 1797, and the kingdom of Segu is flourishing, fed by the wealth of its noblemen and the power of its warriors. The people of Segu, the Bambara, are guided by their griots and priests; their lives are ruled by the elements. But even their soothsayers can only hint at the changes to come, for the battle of the soul of Africa has begun. From the east comes a new religion, Islam, and from the West, the slave trade. Segu follows the life of Dousika Traore, the king's most trusted advisor, and his four sons, whose fates embody the forces tearing at the fabric of the nation. There is Tiekoro, who renounces his people's religion and embraces Islam; Siga, who defends tradition, but becomes a merchant; Naba, who is kidnapped by slave traders; and Malobali, who becomes a mercenary and halfhearted Christian. Based on actual events, Segu transports the reader to a fascinating time in history, capturing the earthy spirituality, religious fervor, and violent nature of a people and a growing nation trying to cope with jihads, national rivalries, racism, amid the vagaries of commerce.
Tree of life by Maryse Condé ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 908 libraries worldwide
The story of a Caribbean family whose history is as much their own as it is their native island's. When the narrator's forebear, Albert Louis, decides to go to Panama to make his fortune building the canal rather than stay at home cutting sugar like all his fellow blacks, he begins the ascendancy of the Louis family--a family that over the years will be divided by color (not just black and white but all the shades in between), money, and politics. In Panama, Albert finds money but not a fortune, encounters racial prejudice, learns about Marcus Garvey, and marries a Jamaican who dies giving birth to son Bert. Back home in Guadeloupe, the embittered father prospers in business but is disliked for his meanness and surly disposition. A second marriage follows, and the narrator's grandfather, the ugly but hard-working Jacob, is born. Births and deaths occur at a clip; the dead advise the living in dreams; and characters travel to New York, where more is learned of Garvey and black politics, and to France, where Bert, disowned because of his marriage to a white woman, commits suicide. Then on to Bert's niece, Jacob's daughter, pampered and indulged Thʹcla, who moves to France pregnant with the narrator, whom she leaves with a white family. Abandoned by her black lover, Thʹcla marries a white doctor, takes a side trip to New York, where she has an affair with a Malcolm X follower; goes to Jamaica, this time with daughter and new lover in tow; and then finally returns to her white husband in Paris, leaving daughter with grandfather and the obligation to tell ``the story of very ordinary people who in their own way had nonetheless made blood flow.'' Vivid writing, and certainly wide-ranging, though sometimes the fast pace leads to skimping on the plot. Still, a very readable story of an unfamiliar territory.
Windward heights by Maryse Condé ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 832 libraries worldwide
A tale of revenge set in the Caribbean, in which the hero gets back at a rich man who stole his love by impregnating her after she becomes the man's wife. The result is tragedy, the woman dying in childbirth. By the author of Black Witch of Salem.
Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé ( Book )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 769 libraries worldwide
In Guadeloupe, a man is found dead in the village of Riviere au Sel. He was Francis Sancher, a handsome individual, liked by some and reviled by others. The villagers come to pay their last respects and in speech or in internal monologue reveal their relationship to him. They include the postman who was his friend, the man who hated his guts and the woman who wishes she could burn on his pyre. By the author of Segu.
The story of the cannibal woman : a novel by Maryse Condé ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Rendered frightened and penniless by her husband's mysterious violent death, Rosalie reluctantly taps her clairvoyant skills in order to support herself in post-apartheid South Africa, an endeavor during which she pursues answers for the events in her life.
Desirada by Maryse Condé ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Ranelise is a cook in the small village of La Pointe in Guadeloupe, where she rescues a teenage girl from suicide by drowning. The girl, Reynalda Titane, lives at the local jeweler's grand house, where her mother, Nina, is a maid. Reynalda is pregnant and in a state of despair. Ranelise cares for her and the child, christened Marie-Noelle, but Reynalda soon flees to France, intent upon getting the education that will allow her to rise above her mother's fate.
Tales from the heart : true stories from my childhood by Maryse Condé ( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman personnel.
Victoire : my mother's mother by Maryse Condé ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Maryse Condé has pieced together the life of her maternal grandmother to create a moving and profound novel. The author's personal journey of discovery reveals Victoire, her white-skinned mestiza grandmother who worked as a cook for the Walbergs, a family of white Creoles in the French Antilles--Dust jacket.
Who slashed Celanire's throat? : a fantastical tale by Maryse Condé ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société.
Land of many colors ; and Nanna-ya by Maryse Condé ( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Two historical novellas set in the Caribbean. The first is on a revolutionary fighting the French, the second is a roman à trois against the background of a slave revolt in Jamaica. By a writer from Guadeloupe, author of The Children of Segu.
Hérémakhonon : a novel by Maryse Condé ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and French and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Nouadhibou is a jumping off point from West Africa to Europe and the Americas. Its inhabitants, many recently arrived or preparing to leave, all hope for a better future, a longing summed up by the title (translation: Waiting for Happiness). Abdallah comes to visit his mother before emigrating to Europe. Unable to speak the local dialect, he keeps to himself, observing the villagers from a distance, reading and watching French TV. The orphan boy, Khatra, apprentice and adoptive son to waits for and fears Maata's death, the moment when he'll be his own master. A Chinese immigrant gives voice to the feeling of permanent exile. But amid this rootlessness, strong traditions live on. [The book] embraces the rhythms of a patient people, while the dreamlike passage of time and windswept desert locale create an aura of comforting timelessness, broken only by an exploding lightbulb or a sudden death. Maybe, muses Sissako, Waiting is actually the happiness.-http://www.facesea.org.
The last of the African kings by Maryse Condé ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 507 libraries worldwide
An African family's saga, from the day its ancestors left for the New World, to the day their descendants return in search of roots. By a Guadeloupean writer, author of Segu.
A season in Rihata by Maryse Condé ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"Une ancienne ville coloniale abandonnée à sa torpeur, que traverse un fleuve boueux : Rihata. Une grande maison délabrée, au jardin envahi d'herbes de Guinée, et ses occupants : Marie-Hélène, Antillaise déracinée, Zek, son mari, directeur régional de la Banque autonome pour le développement, et leurs enfants. Une société inadaptée, écartelée entre tradition et modernisme.
Conversations with Maryse Condé by Maryse Condé ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in French and English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
La belle Créole : roman by Maryse Condé ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Oscillant entre passé et présent dans un jeu de va-et-vient incessant, mélangeant les temps et les époques, ce récit, savamment construit, livre peu à peu les clés d'un double mystère : celui de Dieudonné, personnage frappé du sceau du tragique, et celui de son geste criminel dont il assume l'entière responsabilité.
La parole des femmes : essai sur des romancières des Antilles de langue française by Maryse Condé ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in French and held by 252 libraries worldwide
La colonie du nouveau monde : roman by Maryse Condé ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and Spanish and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Penser la créolité ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 241 libraries worldwide
La civilisation du bossale : réflexions sur la littérature orale de la Guadeloupe et de la Martinique by Maryse Condé ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Abandoned children Africa African American women African American women--Intellectual life American fiction--African American authors American fiction--Women authors Authors, Guadeloupe Biography Caribbean Area Caribbean literature (French) Césaire, Aimé Clairvoyants Condé, Maryse Crimes of passion Criticism, interpretation, etc. English-speaking countries Fiction Glissant, Édouard,--1928-2011 Guadeloupe Guadeloupe--Désirade Guadeloupe fiction (French) Historical fiction History Home Interviews Kincaid, Jamaica Lesser Antilles--West Indies, French Literature Mali--Ségou (Region) Manners and customs Marshall, Paule,--1929- Martinique Massachusetts--Salem Motherhood Mothers Mothers and daughters Postcolonialism Quidal, Victoire Elodie Social history South Africa--Cape Town Tituba Trials (Witchcraft) United States West Indies Widows Witchcraft Women, Black Women and literature Women--Crimes against Women--Identity
Condé, M. (Maryse)
Späterer Name Philcox, Maryse 1937-マリーズ・コンデ
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Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (1)
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