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Condé, Maryse

Works: 324 works in 1,153 publications in 8 languages and 20,749 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Political fiction  Biographies  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Editor, Collector, Performer, Honoree, Director, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ3949.2.C65, 843
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I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offered here for the first time in English is I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, by Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé. This wild and entertaining novel, winner of the 1986 Grand Prix Littéraire 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 Condé brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls 'a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary 'Nanny of the maroons,'' who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her. Rich with postmodern irony, the novel even includes an encounter with Hester Prynne of Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. Condé breaks new ground in both style and content, transcending cultural and epochal boundaries, not only exposing the hypocrisy of Puritan New England but challenging us to look at racism and religious bigotry in contemporary America. This highly readable and ultimately joyful novel celebrates Tituba's unique voice, exploring issues of identity and the implications of Otherness in Western literary tradition. Its multiple layers will delight a wide variety of readers."--Book jacket
Tree of life by Maryse Condé( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and English and held by 885 WorldCat member 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
Segu : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member 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
Desirada by Maryse Condé( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member 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
Hérémakhonon : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member 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.-
Land of many colors ; and Nanna-ya by Maryse Condé( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member 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
The last of the African kings by Maryse Condé( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member 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
Who slashed Celanire's throat? : a fantastical tale by Maryse Condé( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by a tragedy in the late twentieth century, Conde sets this fiction in the late nineteenth century with her characteristic blend of magical realism and fantasy. Conde imagines Celanire: a woman who was mutilated at birth and left for dead. Mysterious, seductive, and disarming, she is driven to uncover the truth of her past at any cost." "On one hand, Celanire appears to be a saint; she is a tireless worker who has turned numerous neglected institutions into vibrant schools for motherless children. But she is also a woman apprehended by demons, as death and misfortune seem to follow in her wake. Who Slashed Celanire's Throat? follows both her triumphs and her trials as this survivor becomes a beautiful and powerful woman who travels from Guadeloupe to West Africa to Peru in order to solve the mysteries of her past and avenge the crimes committed against her."--Jacket
A season in Rihata by Maryse Condé( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and French and held by 628 WorldCat member 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
Victoire : my mother's mother by Maryse Condé( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member 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
The children of Segu by Maryse Condé( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ségou : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and Dutch and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tegen het einde van de 18e eeuw raakt het koninklijke Ségou in beroering als in steeds meer landen rond de Niger de Islam in opmars is
La parole des femmes : essai sur des romancières des Antilles de langue française by Maryse Condé( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moi, Tituba sorcière-- : noire de Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in French and Dutch and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zwarte slavin in de 17e eeuw op Barbados wordt van hekserij verdacht omdat ze met geneeskrachtige kruiden werkt
Ségou, les murailles de terre : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

79 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme Les Murailles de terre, le deuxième tome parle de l'Afrique ancienne, celle de l'animisme et de la traite des Noirs, à l'époque charnière de la guerre sainte
La belle Créole : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in French and English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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 colonie du nouveau monde : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire d'une secte qui retourne aux divinités antiques. Ce groupe d'exilés installé en Colombie, tente de survivre malgré tout. Curieux récit dont le thème utopique est savoureusement développé
Penser la créolité by Maryse CONDE( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1993, L'université de Maryland a accueilli des écrivains antillais et une vingtaine d'intellectuels pour un colloque sur le thème de la créolité. Cet ouvrage rassemble les points de vue qui entrent en dialogue les uns avec les autres, parfois de manière tranchée, toujours en évitant de s'enfermer dans une définition figée
Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Boucolon, Maryse

Condé, M.

Condé, M. (Maryse)

Conde, Maryse. , 1937-

Kondé, Mariz 1937-...

Maryse Condé Frans auteur

Maryse Condé französische Schriftstellerin aus Guadeloupe

Maryse Condé Guadeloupean, French-language author

Maryse Condé scrittrice francese

Philcox, Maryse 1937-

Конде, Мариз

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コンデ, マリーズ


French (389)

English (133)

Dutch (18)

German (6)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (3)

Slovenian (2)

Japanese (2)

Tree of lifeWindward heightsSegu : a novelDesiradaHérémakhonon : a novelLand of many colors ; and Nanna-yaThe last of the African kingsWho slashed Celanire's throat? : a fantastical tale