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Condé's Tituba very much connected to her island roots and ways, her female lineage and abilities, seen in their own context, they are valued, but colonialist language labels such rituals and talents as something to fear, superstitious, connected to satan.
Nov 30, 2020 06:35AM
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

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Claire
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Tituba is a different character in the imagination of Condé, it's not easy to let go of who she is in my mind, having already read Perty's version. John her husband too. Here, Tituba has more of the ways of ritual sacrifice and speaking with the dead.
More of a told narrative than Petry's strong story through characterisation.
Part 2 a whole new chapter in her life. No weaver.
Nov 29, 2020 02:07AM
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem


Claire
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Nov 27, 2020 05:18AM
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Jimmy I really liked this book. So glad you're reading it, and can't wait to read your thoughts.


Claire Jimmy wrote: "I really liked this book. So glad you're reading it, and can't wait to read your thoughts."

Have you read Ann Petry's version of Tituba? I read that first and now have finished Maryse Condé's, it's been such an enriching experience to have read them both, their different perspectives, I've already read a lot of Condé, and will continue, but very interested to read more by Ann Petry now as well.

Still digesting it all, before being able to write my thoughts on it.


Jimmy No, but I've read 'The Street' just a few months ago! I've added her Tituba and will read it soon. Thanks for the rec


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