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Essays & Analysis (17)

415 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following positive review of Une saison à Rihata, Bruner discusses Condé's depiction of her characters' psychology and their social relationships. As she did in her ... Read more
1,526 words, approx. 6 pages
King is an American educator, critic, and editor whose works include French Women Novelists: Defining a Female Style (1989). In the excerpt below, she considers the themes of gender and nationality in... Read more
1,488 words, approx. 5 pages
Mosher is an American novelist and short story writer whose works include Where the Rivers Flow North (1978) and A Stranger in the Kingdom (1989). In the following review of I, Tituba, Black Witch of ... Read more
4,459 words, approx. 15 pages
In the essay below, Crosta discusses Condé's narrative techniques in Traversée de la mangrove, stating that although there is no single authoritative voice in the work, "on... Read more
5,476 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay on Traversée de la mangrove, Munley attempts to answer the question, "Why do some [characters continue to struggle toward life while others stagnate, resign themse... Read more
1,098 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Pimentel praises I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, considering Condé an author with "universal vision." Condé on Négritude: What should we k... Read more
4,415 words, approx. 15 pages
Mudimbé-Boyi is an educator, critic, and editor who specializes in African and Caribbean literature. In the following essay, she discusses the themes of gender relationships and the search for ... Read more
4,596 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Wylie discusses the "universality" and "cosmopolitanism" of Condé's recurrent themes, including gender, nationality, and generational ... Read more
825 words, approx. 3 pages
Newman is an American educator. In the following review of I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem and Tree of Life, he discusses Condé's use of apparitions and ghost imagery. Maryse Condé... Read more
411 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review of the Dutch edition of Tim tim? Bois sec!, Yoder compares Condé's critical anthology to previous versions, noting several improvements. The recent Dutch publicat... Read more
563 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review of La parole des femmes, Williams finds Condé's work a seminal and important contribution to the quest for "the development of a new tradition of feminine ... Read more
345 words, approx. 2 pages
Wylie is an American educator, editor, and critic who specializes in Francophone African literature. In the following review of Pays mêlé suivi de Nanna-ya, he criticizes the work'... Read more
543 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Bruner discusses Condé's depiction of power in Moi, Tituba, sorcière noire de Salem. All of Maryse Condé's major fiction is rooted in a stud... Read more
319 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Bruner positively assesses La vie scélérate. La vie scélérate, though not as large a narrative as the two-volume Ségou, shares many of its c... Read more
1,246 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Browne offers a mixed assessment of Segu. Segu is an epic historical African novel spanning the years from 1737 to 1860; the continents of Africa, South America, and Europe; a... Read more
5,158 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following excerpt, Condé discusses the influence her childhood in Guadeloupe, her family, and her political beliefs have on her literary work. [Clark]: How would you describe the Boucolo... Read more
3,756 words, approx. 13 pages
In the essay below, Smith discusses the themes of exile and alienation in Condé's fiction. Among the Francophone Caribbean writers, Guade-loupean-born Maryse Condé has produced a ... Read more