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Condé, Maryse

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

22 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,604 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 )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 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
Windward heights by Maryse Condé( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caribbean novelist Maryse Conde reimagines Emily Bronte's passionate novel, Wuthering Heights, as a tale of obsessive love between the "African" Rayze and Cathy, the wild, sensuous mulatto daughter of the man who takes him in, raises him, but whose treatment goads Rayze into rebellious flight. In Cuba Rayze makes his fortune, but upon his return he discovers Cathy has wed the weak scion of a socially prominent Creole family that scorns the dark-haired beauty. Rayze determines to be avenged for the loss of his love. His vengeance succeeds into the next generation, haunting both Cathy's daughter and his son." "In characteristic lush prose, Conde transposes Wuthering Heights to her native island of Guadeloupe, retaining the emotional power of the original while showing us Caribbean society in the wake of emancipation."--Jacket
Segu : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 879 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 )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One dark night in Cape Town, Rosélie's husband goes out for a pack of cigarettes and never comes back. Not only is she left with unanswered questions about his violent death but she is also left without any means of support. At the urging of her housekeeper and best friend, the new widow decides to take advantage of the strange gifts she has always possessed and embarks on a career as a clairvoyant. As Rosélie builds a new life for herself and seeks the truth about her husband's murder, acclaimed Caribbean author Maryse Condé crafts a deft exploration of post-apartheid South Africa and a smart, gripping thriller" -- Publisher's description
Desirada by Maryse Condé( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 798 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. Desirada is the story of Marie-Noelle and her quest to understand the mother who abandoned her and to discover the identity of her father. It is also the story of generations of island women and the pursuit of a meaningful life despite a tainted personal history. Desirada was awarded the prestigious Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe in 1998, given for the best book by a Caribbean author. It is Maryse Condé's twelfth novel
Hérémakhonon : a novel by Maryse Condé( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 764 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.-
The last of the African kings by Maryse Condé( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and English and held by 710 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 )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and English and held by 676 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
Tree of life by Maryse Condé( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 665 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
Moi, Tituba sorcière-- : noire de Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un épisode de la triste chasse aux sorcières qui rendit célèbre le village de Salem en 1692
Land of many colors ; and Nanna-ya by Maryse Condé( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 559 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 414 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 404 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La belle Créole : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in French and English and held by 349 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 vie scélérate : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 348 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
La parole des femmes : essai sur des romancières des Antilles de langue française by Maryse Condé( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ségou : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van de ondergang van het Bambara-rijk in Mali in de negentiende eeuw
La colonie du nouveau monde : roman by Maryse Condé( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and held by 294 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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Windward heights
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. (Maryse)

Conde, Maryse. , 1937-

Kondé, Mariz 1937-...

Maryse Condé écrivaine française

Maryse Condé Frans auteur

Maryse Condé französische Schriftstellerin aus Guadeloupe

Maryse Condé Guadeloupean, French-language author

Maryse Condé scrittrice francese

Philcox, Maryse 1937-

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