I, Tituba, Black Witch Of Salem
by Maryse Conde
Publication Date: Jan 03, 1994
List Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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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."
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
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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