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Condé, Maryse

Works: 322 works in 1,134 publications in 6 languages and 24,166 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Atlases 
Roles: Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ3949.2.C65, 843
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I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem by Maryse Condé ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Prawn of Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. Conde breaks new ground in both style and content
Segu : a novel by Maryse Condé ( Book )
19 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 )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in French and English and held by 834 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
Tree of life by Maryse Condé ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 721 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 )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 637 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
The story of the cannibal woman : a novel by Maryse Condé ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 592 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
Moi, Tituba sorcière-- : noire de Salem by Maryse Condé ( Book )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un épisode de la triste chasse aux sorcières qui rendit célèbre le village de Salem en 1692
Traversée de la mangrove by Maryse Condé ( Book )
43 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veillée funèbre pour un ##survenant##. Ce roman, centré sur les diverses tensions qui travaillent la société guadeloupéenne et sur la dure vie des femmes de l'île, a - comme le signale le critique de ##Notes bibliographiques## - du charme et de la profondeur, mais pas le souffle de ##Ségou## ou de ##Moi, Tutuba##, ##Sorcière##. Riche moisson de termes créoles (boko, Loa, etc.)
Hérémakhonon : a novel by Maryse Condé ( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 506 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.-
Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 501 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
Victoire : my mother's mother by Maryse Condé ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 458 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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The children of Segu by Maryse Condé ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pays mêlé : nouvelles by Maryse Condé ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Onze nouvelles. Après des romans d'inspiration africaine, la romancière guadeloupéenne revient aux sources caribéennes: Antilles françaises et Jamaïque
Land of many colors ; and Nanna-ya by Maryse Condé ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 347 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 )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 345 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 )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 342 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."--BOOK JACKET
Ségou : roman by Maryse Condé ( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in French and Dutch and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De geschiedenis van de ondergang van het Bambara-rijk in Mali in de negentiende eeuw
La vie scélérate : roman by Maryse Condé ( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 334 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
Célanire cou-coupé : roman fantastique by Maryse Condé ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société
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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.22 for The story ... to 0.94 for La poétiq ...)
Alternative Names
Condé, M.
Condé, M. (Maryse)
Conde, Maryse. , 1937-
Kondé Mariz 1937-....
Philcox, Maryse 1937-
コンデ, マリーズ
French (239)
English (140)
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