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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem - Maryse Condé, Richard Philcox, Angela Y. Davis
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
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"Stunning...Maryse Conde's imaginative subversion of historical records forms a critque of contemporary American society and its ingrained racism and sexism."THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBEAt the age of seven, Tituba watched as her mother was hanged for daring to wound a plantation owner who tried to... show more
"Stunning...Maryse Conde's imaginative subversion of historical records forms a critque of contemporary American society and its ingrained racism and sexism."THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBEAt the age of seven, Tituba watched as her mother was hanged for daring to wound a plantation owner who tried to rape her. She was raised from then on by Mama Yaya, a gifted woman who shared with her the secrets of healing and magic. But it was Tituba's love of the slave John Indian that led her from safety into slavery, and the bitter, vengeful religion practiced by the good citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. Though protected by the spirits, Tituba could not escape the lies and accusations of that hysterical time. As history and fantasy merge, Maryse Conde, acclaimed author of TREE OF LIFE and SEGU, creates the richly imagined life of a fascinating woman.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345384201 (0345384202)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it
3.0 I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
I really really really wish I had liked this more. Instead I found myself bored throughout the book. If the author, Maryse Conde had actually I think been able to make me feel like she had a good sense of who Tituba was I would have enjoyed this more. Conde decides to have Tituba tell her mother's s...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 Read this and got more by Conde
It is a rite of passage for many, if not all, American students to read Miller’s The Crucible. That pretty much is the coverage of the Salem Witch Trials, but not McCarthyism. Conde’s book is the story of Tituba, who many see as the starting point of the Salem crisis. Conde’s plot ...
Ramblings of a Book-A-Holic
Ramblings of a Book-A-Holic rated it
4.0 I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
Really enjoyed reading this for my Women of Color Lit class.
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