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I, Tituba: Black Witch Of Salem

by Maryse Conde, translated by Richard Philcox - £17.95  University of Virginia Press (2009)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780813927671 | ISBN 10: 0813927676

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 Condé 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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