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    I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Maryse Conde, Translated by Richard Philcox, Foreword by Angela Y Davis

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    DescriptionThis wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Conde brings Tituba out of historical silence and 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.CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from FrenchThis book has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agencY.


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    Title
    I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maryse Conde, Translated by Richard Philcox, Foreword by Angela Y Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 227
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813927671
    ISBN 10: 0813927676
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD, GEOG/MASSCH
    DC21: 843
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    University of Virginia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Virginia Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Charlottesville
    Author Information
    Originally from Guadeloupe, Maryse Conde is Professor Emerita of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous novels, including Heremakhonon, Segu, Crossing the Mangrove, Tales from the Heart, Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?(winner of the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction), and The Story of the Cannibal Woman. She now divides her time between New York and Paris. Angela Y. Davis is Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ann Armstrong Scarboro is president of Mosaic Media and producer, with Susan Wilcox of Full Duck Productions, of the series Ethnic Expressions from the Mosaic of the Americas. Richard Philcox is the English-language translator of many of Conde's novels.
    Review quote
    ""CondA(c) is one of the most prolific writers of the Caribbean and perhaps the most powerful woman's voice in contemporary literature of the Americas. Her interpretation of the Salem witch trials, recast from her own dreams, is a remarkable work of historical fiction that is a haunting and powerful reminder of the dangers of intolerance of differences."" -- Choice