Book List:14 titles
  • Possessing one of the most vital voices in international letters, Maryse CondĂ© added to an already acclaimed career the New Academy Prize in Literature in 2018. The fourteenth novel by this celebrated author revolves around an enigmatic crime and th...


  • Born in Guadeloupe, Ivan and Ivana are twins with a bond so strong they become afraid of their feelings for one another. When their mother sends them off to live with their father in Mali they begin to grow apart, until, as young adults in Paris, Iva...


  • The critically acclaimed, award-winning author of the classic historical novel Segu, Maryse Conde has pieced together the life of her maternal grandmother to create a moving and profound novel. Maryse Conde's personal journey of discovery and reve...


  • One dark night in Cape Town, Roselie's husband goes out for a pack of cigarettes and never comes back. Not only is she left with unanswered questions about his violent death but she is also left without any means of support. At the urging of her hous...


  • On one hand, beautiful Celanire - a woman mutilated at birth and left for dead - appears today to be a saint; she is a tireless worker who has turned numerous neglected institutions into vibrant schools for motherless children. But she is also a woma...


  • This Caribbean-set reimagining of Wuthering Heights “takes Emily Brontë’s cold-climate classic on obsessive love and makes it hot and lush” (USA Today). Recasting the classic story of Cathy and Heathcliff into a tale of a love affair set against a hi...


  • Land of Many Colors is set in the fictional city of Fort Pilote in the French Caribbean. It opens with the deaths of a young liberation activist and his mother in 1984. The narrator, a doctor who handles both of these cases, attempts to reconstruct t...


  • The Last of the African Kings follows the wayward fortunes of a noble African family. It begins with the regal BĂ©hanzin, an African king who opposed French colonialism and was exiled to distant Martinique. In the course of this brilliant novel, Mary...


  • In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, fac...






  • 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 C...




  • The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika Tra...


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