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Maryse Condé
Birth date: January 01, 1930
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Gen's Shelves
Gen's Shelves rated it 4 years ago
Très beau, très troublant, très déprimant -- mais surtout, très beau! Maryse Condé montre sa maîtrise comme écrivaine. (Je parle de la version originale et française.)
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 5 years ago
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...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 years ago
An 80s rape-festThis is my book from Mali for my world books challenge, and I looked forward to reading it, because you don't find much historical fiction set in pre-colonial Africa. Too bad it reads like it was competing with the instigators of Gamergate for some maximum misogyny prize.Segu begins ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
There seems to be a trend or a desire to look at Africa certain ways. In one part, it seems (at least in American news eyes) to see it as a one big country. In another, it seems like it has now and colonization and that’s it. When one reads about the exploration of Africa, it is with a Western cente...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
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 ...
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