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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (CARAF Books)

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Synopsis:

This 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 French

This book has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agencY.

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ISBN:
9780813927671
Author:
Conde, Maryse
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Translator:
Philcox, Richard
Author:
Conda(c), Maryse
Afterword by:
Scarboro, Ann Armstrong
Afterword:
Scarboro, Ann Armstrong
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
8.20x5.40x.70 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 227 pages University of Virginia Press - English 9780813927671 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This 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 French

This book has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agencY.

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