I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Caraf Books) (Paperback)

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Caraf Books) By Maryse Condé, Richard Philcox (Translator) Cover Image

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Caraf Books) (Paperback)


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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 Cond 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813927671
ISBN-10: 0813927676
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: February 5th, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Caraf Books