The Resource I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem, Maryse Condé ; translated by Richard Philcox ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis ; afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro

I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem, Maryse Condé ; translated by Richard Philcox ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis ; afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro

Label
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem
Title
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem
Statement of responsibility
Maryse Condé ; translated by Richard Philcox ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis ; afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Offered here for the first time in English is I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem, by Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde. This wild and entertaining novel, winner of the 1986 Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme, 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. 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, transcending cultural and epochal boundaries, not only exposing the hypocrisy of Puritan New England but challenging us to look at racism and religious bigotry in contemporary America. This highly readable and ultimately joyful novel celebrates Tituba's unique voice, exploring issues of identity and the implications of Otherness in Western literary tradition. Its multiple layers will delight a wide variety of readers
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DLC
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Condé, Maryse
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3949.2.C65
LC item number
M5613 1992
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1944-
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  • Philcox, Richard
  • Davis, Angela Y.
  • Scarboro, Ann Armstrong
Series statement
CARAF books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tituba
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Women, Black
  • Women slaves
  • Puritans
  • Salem (Mass.)
Label
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem, Maryse Condé ; translated by Richard Philcox ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis ; afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Moi, Tituba, sorcière
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [226]-227)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780813913988
Lccn
92008134
System control number
  • 1007676-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1007676
  • (Sirsi) o25510322
  • (OCoLC)25510322
Label
I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem, Maryse Condé ; translated by Richard Philcox ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis ; afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro
Publication
Note
Translation of: Moi, Tituba, sorcière
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [226]-227)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780813913988
Lccn
92008134
System control number
  • 1007676-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1007676
  • (Sirsi) o25510322
  • (OCoLC)25510322

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