I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem

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Ballantine Books, Jan 3, 1994 - Fiction - 225 pages
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"Stunning...Maryse Conde's imaginative subversion of historical records forms a critque of contemporary American society and its ingrained racism and sexism."
At the age of seven, Tituba watched as her mother was hanged for daring to wound a plantation owner who tried to rape her. She was raised from then on by Mama Yaya, a gifted woman who shared with her the secrets of healing and magic. But it was Tituba's love of the slave John Indian that led her from safety into slavery, and the bitter, vengeful religion practiced by the good citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. Though protected by the spirits, Tituba could not escape the lies and accusations of that hysterical time.
As history and fantasy merge, Maryse Conde, acclaimed author of TREE OF LIFE and SEGU, creates the richly imagined life of a fascinating woman.

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It is a rite of passage for many, if not all, American students to read Miller's The Crucible. That pretty much is the coverage of the Salem Witch Trials, but not McCarthyism. Conde's book is the ... Read full review

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I picked up this book after my curiousity of the Salem witch trials was roused yet again. After reading fictional short story on an accused witch, followed by a non-fiction book on the subject, my ... Read full review



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About the author (1994)

Maryse Conde is the award-winning author of twelve novels, including "Crossing the Mangrove, Segu, Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?, " and "I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem." She lives in New York and Montebello, Guadeloupe.