Everything you need to understand or teach I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé.
"I, Tituba ..." is a fictionalization of the real-life experiences of a black woman tried as a witch in 1600s America. The stern, rigid, Puritanical Christianity of the time is a vivid contrast, and powerfully defining context for the journey of personal transformation undertaken by the title character as she struggles to sustain her spiritual, racial, and gender identity. While its primary thematic concern is with discrimination and its manifestations, the narrative also explores themes relating to the corrupting power of revenge and the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
The narrative is introduced by a Forward written by noted American activist Angela Davis, who portrays the book as giving voice to persecuted minorities (blacks, women, non-Christian) who have, as the result of the dominant influence of white, male, Christian power structures, been oppressed for centuries.
The story proper, told in first person past tense narration, begins with Tituba's...
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem Lesson Plans contain 105 pages of teaching material, including: