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Condé, Maryse

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I, Tituba, black witch of Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,621 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."--Jacket
Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé( Book )

70 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 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
Windward heights by Maryse Condé( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 964 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.--Provided by publisher
Segu : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The story of the cannibal woman : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member 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
La belle Créole : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteenth novel by this celebrated author centers on an enigmatic crime blamed on a homeless man whose refuge is the ship La Belle Creole, anchored just offshore the city of Port-Mahault. The young gardener Dieudonne Sabrina is acquitted in the murder of his employer--and lover--Loraine, a wealthy white woman descended from plantation owners. Conde follows Dieudonne's desperate wanderings through the city the night of his release, the narrative unfolding through a series of multivoiced flashbacks set against a forbidding backdrop of social disintegration and tumultuous labor strikes in turn-of-the-twenty-first-century Guadeloupe. Twenty-four hours later, Dieudonne's fate becomes suggestively intertwined with that of the French island itself, though the future of both remains uncertain in the end. Echoes of Faulkner and Lawrence, and even Shakespeare's Othello, resonate in this tale, yet the drama's uniquely modern dynamics set it apart from any model in its exploration of love and hate, politics and stereotype, and the attempt to find connections with others across barriers. Through her vividly and intimately drawn characters, Conde paints a rich portrait of a contemporary society grappling with the heritage of slavery, racism, and colonization."--
Desirada by Maryse Condé( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 812 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 )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veronica Mercier, a sophisticated Caribbean woman teaching and living in Paris, goes to a West African country to complete her search for self-identity. There, she finds herself involved with a black man with ancestors - a cold, calculating minister for the interior and heir to the presidency
The last of the African kings by Maryse Condé( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and English and held by 724 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 )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 706 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
Moi, Tituba sorcière-- : noire de Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

64 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in French and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un épisode de la triste chasse aux sorcières qui rendit célèbre le village de Salem en 1692
Tree of life by Maryse Condé( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 660 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
Land of many colors ; and Nanna-ya by Maryse Condé( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 564 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
Victoire : my mother's mother by Maryse Condé( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 412 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
A season in Rihata by Maryse Condé( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rihata, a small, sleepy backwater town in a fictitious African state, a couple and their family struggle to come to terms with each other against a background of political manoeuvring and upheaval."--Back cover
The children of Segu by Maryse Condé( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La parole des femmes : essai sur des romancières des Antilles de langue française by Maryse Condé( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie scélérate : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman vif et exaltant qui, à travers l'ascension sociale d'une famille de la Guadeloupe, témoigne de la vitalité culturelle de ce que l'on a appelé la négritude
Ségou : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La colonie du nouveau monde : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and held by 296 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
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Crossing the MangroveWindward heightsSegu : a novelThe story of the cannibal woman : a novelDesiradaHérémakhonon : a novelThe last of the African kingsWho slashed Celanire's throat? : a fantastical tale
Alternative Names
Boucolon, Maryse

Condé, M.

Condé, M., 1937-

Condé, M. (Maryse)

Conde, Maryse 1937-

Kondé, Mariz 1937-...

Maryse Condé, 1937-

Maryse Condé écrivaine française

Maryse Condé Escritora antillana laureada con el Premio Nobel Alternativo

Maryse Condé escritora de Guadalupe

Maryse Condé Frans auteur

Maryse Condé französische Schriftstellerin aus Guadeloupe

Maryse Condé guadalupská spisovatelka

Maryse Condé Guadeloupe kirjanik

Maryse Condé Guadeloupean, French-language author

Maryse Condé scrittrice francese

Philcox, Maryse 1937-

Буколон М. 1937-

Конде, Мариз, 1937-

Мариз Конде

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ماريز كوندي

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마리즈 콩데 프랑스령 과들루프 출신의 작가

콩데, 마리즈 1937-

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