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Maryse Condé

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Maryse Condé


Born
in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
February 11, 1937

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Maryse Condé is a Guadeloupean, French language author of historical fiction, best known for her novel Segu. Maryse Condé was born as Maryse Boucolon at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the youngest of eight children. In 1953, her parents sent her to study at Lycée Fénelon and Sorbonne in Paris, where she majored in English. In 1959, she married Mamadou Condé, an Guinean actor. After graduating, she taught in Guinea, Ghana, and Senegal. In 1981, she divorced, but the following year married Richard Philcox, English language translator of most of her novels.

Condé's novels explore racial, gender, and cultural issues in a variety of historical eras and locales, including the Salem witch trials in I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem and the 19th century
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Average rating: 3.93 · 16,455 ratings · 1,885 reviews · 57 distinct worksSimilar authors
I, Tituba, Black Witch of S...

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4.04 avg rating — 8,376 ratings — published 1986 — 42 editions
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Segu (Ségou, #1)

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4.10 avg rating — 1,581 ratings — published 1984 — 26 editions
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Crossing the Mangrove

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3.81 avg rating — 1,485 ratings — published 1989 — 24 editions
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Corazón que ríe, corazón qu...

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3.89 avg rating — 1,288 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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La Deseada

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3.69 avg rating — 482 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Waiting for the Waters to Rise

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3.41 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?

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3.62 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Windward Heights

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3.78 avg rating — 279 ratings — published 1999 — 16 editions
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La vida sin maquillaje

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3.77 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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The Wondrous and Tragic Lif...

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3.49 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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“The truth always arrive too late because it walks slower than lies. Truth crawls at a snail's pace.”
Maryse Condé, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

“Life is too kind to men, whatever their color.”
Maryse Condé, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

“Everyone believes he can fashion a witch to his way of thinking so that she will satisfy his ambitions, dreams, and desires...”
Maryse Condé, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

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