Maryse Conde
Pointe--Pitre
1937-
 
 

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Biography

Maryse Conde was born in Pointe--Pitre in 1937. Her parents were from Guadeloupe and she had three sisters and four brothers. She left her home at the age of sixteen to further educate herself in France. She married an actor from Africa in 1959, Mamadou Conde. Conde lived in the Ivory Coast for a year and taught in Bingerville. She then went to France in the 1970s. Here she remarried Richard Philcox in 1982. She received the Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the United States, in 1985. Conde now teaches at the Columbia University in New York in the French and Romance Philology Department.
 

Works

  • Heremakhonon (1976)
  • A Reason in Rihata (1981)
  • Segu (1984)
  • Children of Segu (1985)
  • I, Tabuta, Black Witch of Salem (1986)
  • Tree of Life (1987)
  • Crossing the Mangrove (1989)
  • The Last of the African Kings (1992)
  • Windward Heights (2000)

 


Links

Biography of Maryse Conde

http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/aflit/condemaryseeng.html


 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.